Maria Krupoves and Gerard Edery present a beautiful and provocative fusion of music drawn from their respective roots in the Christian and Jewish traditions. By weaving together folk songs, chants, and prayers in some dozen languages from across centuries and across Europe and the Middle East, they show that the human need for a spiritual dimension defies all boundaries of time, place and language.
Maria Krupoves is an internationally acclaimed singer and interpreter of the folksongs of Central and Eastern Europe. She has traveled extensively, researching and gathering songs from a dying repertoire in Yiddish, Polish, Lithuanian, Belorussian, Gypsy (Roma), Karaim and Tatar, among others.
“A cultural powerhouse,” Gerard Edery “juggles musical roles with almost surreal ease” (Seattle Jewish Transcript and The New York Jewish Week). Considered one of the leading interpreters of Sephardic Song, he has been honored with the Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and has received a Meet the Composer grant for his original songs. This program is also available with guest musicians.