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    Marcel Khalife and Al-Mayadine Ensemble in concert!

    Presented by at Berklee Performance Center

    May 5, 2012


    Marcel Khalife and Al-Mayadine Ensemble in concert!

    Lebanese Master Marcel Khalifé will perform the prophetic poems of the Arab World’s most renowned and beloved poet Mahmoud Darwish, and pays tribute to the Arab Spring.

    The poetry of Mahmoud Darwish (www.mahmouddarwish.com), the melodies of Marcel Khalife (www.marcelkhalife.com), resonating across the Arab world from the Middle East to North Africa, resounding above the din of conflict and poverty, singing instead of the shade of grapevines, the bright eyes of loved ones, the heartache of divisions and decline that could be healed, love that could be returned.

    Marcel Khalifé, Lebanese composer, singer and master of the oud (Arabic lute), evokes this world, honoring the spirit of his late friend and associate Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away in Houston, TX on August 8, 2008. Darwish is a strikingly original Palestinian poet born in Palestine whose poetry has been translated to more than 25 languages worldwide and extensively published in the US. Khalifé’s new concert program, Fall of the Moon: An Homage to the Poet Mahmoud Darwish, revisits and re-imagines the ties that bound these two powerful iconic advocates of Arab culture, one that weaves the rich complexities of its great history, the diversity of its cultures with the humanity and longing of today and deeply expressed by the dawn of the current monumental events of the Arab spring sweeping the Arab world.

    Marcel Khalife will be accompanied by his 12 member Al Mayadine ensemble.

    1- Marcel Khalife- composer, oud, vocals
    2- Oumaima Khalil- vocals
    3- Yolla Khalife- vocals
    4- Rami Khalife- piano
    5- Anthony Millet- accordion
    6- Mark Helias- double bass
    7- Kinan Idnawi- oud
    8- Feras Sharestan: qanoun
    9- Omar Guey: violin
    10- Ismail Lumanovski- clarinet
    11- Aleksandar Petrov- percussion
    12- Bachar Khalife

    Co-sponsored by:
    Boston Palestine Film Festival
    The Center for Arabic Culture
    Palestine Children Relief Fund

    Supported by:
    Berklee School of Music
    Lenox Hotel (www.lenoxhotel.com)

    Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    $65 | $55 | $45 | $35

    General Day and Time Info:

    8 pm

    Phone: (617) 747-2261


    By "T": Take the Green Line to the Hynes Convention Center stop. Exit left onto Massachusetts Avenue and cross Boylston Street. The Berklee Performance Center is about 30 yards from the corner. Consult the MBTA Web site for bus routes and schedules.

    Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Berklee Performance Center and Berklee College of Music.

    Parking is also available at nearby parking garages. For a full list go here: www.berklee.edu/BPC/directions_parking.html

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