Parallels Series: Sonia M'barek
Tunisian Vocalist with the Al-Bustan Ensemble
September 29, 2013 - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm (already occurred)
Tunisian vocalist Sonia M’barek evokes and intertwines the diverse traditions of North Africa with her sultry and supple voice. Both preserving and defying tradition, M’barek performs in a predominantly male genre, breaking down boundaries between classical and popular songs, between nations and eras.
M’barek will join forces with the Philadelphia-based Arab music ensemble Al-Bustan to perform a program honoring the work of Federico García Lorca and influenced by both North African and Andalusian traditions.
“It is music that exposes, and focuses on, all the nuances of a vocal performance-- every change of timbre, every crescendo and diminuendo, every embellishment --and Ms. M’barek brought grace to every phrase.” --The New York Times
Buckley Recital Hall