The Emanuel Synagogue is excited to bring vocalist Galeet Dardashti and her multi-sensory project “Monajat,” for Selichot, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Doors open at 8:00 pm, program begins at 8:30 pm, followed by a community wide Selichot service at 9:00 pm.
Haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selichot chanted by Dardashti’s Iranian grandfather Yona Dardashti, a master singer of Persian classical music, inspire and waft through Dardashti’s presentation. She reinvents the musical ritual of Selichot using digital
technology to perform with an ensemble of Middle Eastern and jazz musicians. The ritual event envelopes audiences with Persian melodies, poetic Hebrew texts, electronic soundscapes and video art. In conjunction with the live performance of“Monajat,” video artist and designer Dmitry Kemell generates images in real time that float across multiple screens.
Beth El Temple, Bnai Tikvoh Sholom and Beth David Synagogue are co-sponsors of this event.
There is no cost to attend this special evening at The Emanuel. Donations are always appreciated.