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Pearl Beneath the Sea

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  |  8:00pm


"The singing art is sea foam,
The graceful movement comes from a pearl somewhere on the ocean floor." (Rumi)

Pearl Beneath the Sea is a meditation on movement as symbolic of universal harmony – the movement of melody, the circling dance of a whirling dervish, and the floating inks in water marbling. The artists explore the junction of traditional and contemporary aesthetics through compositions and improvisations old and new, accompanied by dance, and visual art of ebru projected, as it complements the music. This innovative project draws attention to the multicultural Ottoman heritage capable of transcending contemporary conflicts through art.

Ismail Dede Efendi (1778–1846)
Nikogos Aga (1835-1885), and
Ara Dinkjian(1958-).
Gazel (vocal improvisation) by Ahmet Erdogdular
Taksim (instrumental improvisation) on oud by Ara Dinkjian
Taksim (instrumental improvisation) on ney by Ali Osman Erdogdular 

Ahmet Erdoğdular / Vocals and percussion
Ara Dinkjian / Oud
Khadija Radin / Dance
Ali Osman Erdoğdular / Ney
Eda Özbekkangay / Ebru 

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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