Music

PARALLELS SERIES: Sonia M'barek, Tunisian Vocalist with Al-Bustan

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

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 20:00 to 22:00