Ya Ghorbati: Divas In Exile

June 15, 2022

In Ya Ghorbati, singer Laura Elkeslassy musically excavates her family’s history in Morocco, France, and Israel, coming face-to-face with forgotten ancestors and reclaiming a lost family name. Developed in collaboration with music director Ira Khonen Temple and featuring Eylem Basaldi, Yoni Avi Battat, April Centrone, and Zoe Guigueno, this project weaves together the stories of Judeo-Arab divas from the last century with new performances of folk and sacred music. Ya Ghorbati looks across time and space to tell a tale of political upheaval, exile, and displacement—ultimately questioning the supposed binary of Arab and Jew. Read the full story of Ya Ghorbati on Ayin Press!

This event is co-sponsored by the New Jewish Culture Fellowship and Ayin Press.

This is an in-person event taking place at Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) on 274 Garfield Place in Brooklyn. Masks and vaccinations are required for this event.

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