Gerard Edery (vocals, guitar, saz)
Barbara Martinez (vocals)
Daniel Ori (upright bass)
Meg Okura (violin, erhu, vocals)
Elijah Tucker (drums, percussion)
“Treasures of World Song” traces the surprising and exotic musical synergies to be found in some of the world’s great oral traditions. A diverse and fascinating program of folk and popular songs in some dozen languages from North and South America, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and The Balkans, will tell a rich musical story and promote the cause of cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. From joyous hymns of celebration to poignant ballads of love, from flamenco-inspired pieces to holy works of praise, Gerard’s instrumental virtuosity, rich baritone and masterful arrangements will create an unforgettable musical experience.
Gerard Edery – vocals, guitar, saz, composer and recording artist – is recognized as a leading musical folklorist and a master singer and guitarist. Gerard Edery has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world. He sings in fifteen languages and speaks four fluently. Not only does he regularly uncover and preserve songs, stories and melodies from around the globe, he energizes these repertoires by interpreting them for contemporary audiences. His special brand of world music fusion prizes formal authenticity and an appreciation for how disparate cultures overlap, parallel each other and often borrow from one another. He has recorded 14 CDs of his work on the Sefarad Records label and published a widely acclaimed Sephardic songbook.