Welcome Back to Carroll Cafe!
We have an exciting new season, starting off on Saturday, October 10, with Trio Sefardi and Takoma Park storyteller Noa Baum.
Experience the haunting and wonderful music of the Sephardic Jewish tradition with the highly acclaimed masterful musicians of Trio-Sefardi—Howard Bass, Tina Chancy and Susan Gaeta. See Trio Sefardi on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx5tKZX42Cs
Trio Sefardi is a confluence of three performers who share a love of, and a wide-ranging experience with Sephardic music, playing with La Rondinella, the Western Wind, and National Heritage Fellowship winner Flory Jagoda. Group members combine a respect for tradition with a creative approach to arranging and scoring dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present.
The Sefardim, the Jews of Spain, lived on the Iberian Peninsula for fifteen centuries. Expelled in 1492 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the Sefardim settled in North Africa, the Middle East, France, Italy, and parts of northern Europe, but were welcomed most warmly in the Ottoman Empire. In exile the Sefardim maintained their language, Ladino, and their oral culture. Songs were passed down through the generation, usually by women, and new songs were composed about love, loss, daily life, holidays, and history.
Storyteller Noa Baum
Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller, educator and public speaker performing internationally with diverse audiences ranging from the World Bank and prestigious universities and congregations, to festivals, government agencies, schools, and detention centers.
Born and raised in Jerusalem Noa offers a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of stories to heal across the divides of identity and build bridges for peace.
Her stories, drawn from diverse cultures, her own Jewish heritage and personal experience, highlight our similarities, celebrate our differences, and encourage curiosity, awareness, and acceptance.
See Noa Baum on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBBmLCBqj9Y
October 10, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are highly recommended, as many shows sell out.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Doors open at 7:00—show begins at 7:30.
Reservations will be available soon.
Advance reservations close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show, or when the show sells out. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes after the start of the show; after that time seating may be limited and is not guaranteed. We are unable to refund advance reservations. All payments for advance reservations are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your reservation.
We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments from the Cafe at Carroll Cafe available before the show and at the intermission. A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts and beverages will add to the happiness of the concert experience! Always vegetarian, with some vegan and gluten-free options most months, all lovingly made by Sandra.
Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.