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Galeet Dardashti Monajat Tour

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Monajat (Fervent Prayer) is a multimedia concert series, an initiative of the New Jewish Culture Network. Monajat is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to Middle Eastern tradition. Monajat combines participatory workshops, talks, prayer services, and other educational programs to enhance the spiritual and cultural experience. Galeet re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

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Performance Dates:
September 3, 2011, 9 pm – Next in Miami
September 10, 2011, 8:30 pm – The JCC in Manhattan co-sponsored by B’nai Jeshurun
September 15, 2011, 8 pm – -->Boston Jewish Music Festival --> and New Center for Arts and Culture at Granoff Music Center, Tufts University
September 18, 2011, 7 pm – The JCC of Houston
September 24, 2011, 8 pm – The Hub of the JCC of San Francisco
September 25, 2011, 8 pm – Grand Performances in Los Angeles

Galeet Dardashti performs in Queens

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

As part of , Galeet will be performing along with Frank London.

Galeet Dardashti in LA

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Galeet Dardashti performs at Concert Ashkenafard!
8 p.m. sharp, tickets here.

Galeet Dardashti “The Naming” Release at Le Poisson Rouge

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Come celebrate former fellow Galeet Dardashti’s release of her record “The Naming” at Le Poisson Rouge from 7 – 9 pm.

PRESS — Galeet Dardashti

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Seacoast Online
Nov 20, 2011

Jewish Week
Sept 20, 2011

The Chronicle
Sept 15, 2011

Sept 15, 2011

Miami Herald
Sept 3, 2011

Sept 1, 2011

The Jewish Week
Sept 8, 2010

Sept 2, 2010

Culture Shuk
June 1, 2010

New Jersey
Jewish News
June 14, 2007

BIO — Galeet Dardashti

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Galeet Dardashti pursues her passion for Jewish music as an accomplished singer and anthropologist. Following a long family tradition of distinguished Persian and Jewish musicianship, she is the founder and leader of the eclectic all-female Mizrahi/Sephardi ensemble Divahn.

Galeet has also performed as a soloist locally and internationally with numerous ensembles. As a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, Galeet is completing her dissertation on Middle Eastern and Arab music in Israel.

Her dissertation research in Israel was funded by fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, The National Foundation for Jewish Culture and The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, among others.

During her fieldwork, Galeet studied and performed Arab and Persian music with some of Israel’s most renowned musicians, such as Yair Dalal. She offers artist/scholar-in-residencies, interactive musical workshops and academic lectures on her work’s solid scholarly background from which she can explore artistically in The Naming.

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PROJECT STATEMENT — Galeet Dardashti

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The Naming is an innovative exploration of culture, religion, politics, and gender through the lens of Middle Eastern music.

This project creates fresh and provocative compositions that draw inspiration from the musical and cultural landscapes of the Middle East, inhabited by some of the compelling yet under-appreciated Jewish and non-Jewish Biblical women and their descendants.

Galeet has composed songs, recorded an album, and engaged others through performance and interaction with her works. The Naming draws from a variety of sources, weaving Midrashic, Talmudic and Biblical texts with poetry, family anecdotes, and current events.

The songs are written in Hebrew, English, Arabic, Persian and Aramaic and involve collaborations with female singers of various Middle Eastern nationalities and faiths. Galeet’s project also involves collaborations with DJs, combining traditional Middle Eastern sounds with electronic music.

Galeet has performed at a variety of venues, including the Sephardic Music Festival, and she premiered The Naming at Santos Party House on Lafayette Street.

Galeet Dardashti: Mizrahi Religious Songs: Past and Present

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Galeet Dardashti Interactive Lecture/Performance

Galeet Dardashti: The Naming

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Washington Jewish Music Festival
with FULL band, SYREN Modern Dance, and video art from Lustre

VIDEO — Galeet Dardashti

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010