Catch “Monajat” for free next Monday in Chicago!
FJC grantee Galeet Dardashti and her full band will present Monajat for free this coming Monday, February 25th at Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. It’s free, so if you’re nearby you really shouldn’t miss this opportunity to hear this one-of-a-kind musical and multimedia presentation.
Galeet Dardashti’s multi-sensory Monajat is inspired by old and haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selihot chanted by Dardashti’s grandfather—a master singer of Persian classical music. For Monajat, Dardashti reinvents the deep and reflective musical ritual of Selihot using digital technology to sing with her famed Iranian grandfather, composing original music to other sacred Jewish and Persian poetry, and performing with an acclaimed ensemble of Middle Eastern and jazz musicians.
Monajat was the 2011 commission of the FJC’s New Jewish Culture Network. For more information visit the FJC’s NJCN page.
Monajat is presented in conjunction with The Arts of Jewish Memory Symposium at Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL.