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Berkeley: Hildegard von Bingen - concert and workshop
Sunday September 22, Resonation festival in Berkeley, Free entrance
Pacific School of Religion , 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Catherine Braslavsky: voice, bendir, doulcimer, tanbura
Joseph Rowe: texts, oud, darabuka, bells
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Schedule for Braslavsky and Rowe’performance on Sunday Sept 22d :
- a mini concert of ~20 mn between 3 and 3:30pm, taken from our full-length show on Hildegard (video clip here) and which has enjoyed a hundred or so performances in France
- a 
workshop between 3:30 and 5pm. Open to everybody !
- then around 
5:15 pm, we’ll lead the closure ceremony celebrating all the sacred cultures present, and having everybody sing

A few words, especially for those who don’t know her yet: Hildegard von Bingen was an extraordinary woman of the 12th century. She was a writer, a visionary, an herbal doctor, an abbess ... and perhaps above all, one of the greatest composers of the Middle Ages. Her music is profoundly original, in the sense that it has its own distinctive voice, color and mastery, all of which are immediately recognizable. 

In our approach to her music, we make no attempt to reconstruct exactly how people sang eight centuries ago, but to make the music come alive today, connecting with the universal heart of her music. During the workshop, Catherine will prepare us to warm up our voice, to relax and strengthen it, to open our attention to our body, and to our deep listening...  Diving into the beauty of Hildegard's melodic paths is like following someone who shows us fearlessness, neither when faced with the deepest heavenly mysteries, nor of our own earthly sensuality. That’s why we called our CD, 
The Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

Although the entrance is free,
Resonation requests you to reserve your place throughout the Evenbrite site, to prevent any overcrowding : Evenbrite-Resonation is here
See also the other events on
Satuday and Sunday, with wonderful artists.

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Chartres: Ave Eva - creation 2019
Théâtre de Poche, 2 rue Georges Brassens - Abbaye Saint-Brice
28000 Chartres - T : 02 37 33 02 10

Saturday 7 december, 8:30 pm
Sunday 8 december, 5pm

Paris: Ave Eva - creation 2019
Théâtre de l'Ile Saint Louis, 39 quai d'Anjou, Paris IV, t: 01 46 33 48 65Saturday 7 december, 8:30 pm
From Tuesday 17 December 2019 till Sunday 2 February 2020
Site of the Theatre de l'Ile Saint Louis

Catherine Braslavsky: voice, bendir, doulcimer
Joseph Rowe: texts, oud, bendir, darabuka, bols tibétains, mbira

This new duo performance of music is a marriage of Ancient, Medieval and contemporary world music. It celebrates love, woman, nature, and the Divne Feminine in each of us. In the program: Guillaume de Machaut, Judeo-Spanish, Cantigas of Santa Maria, songs in Turkish, Hebrew, Latin and new compositions...


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Terra Sancta Choir - Catherine Braslavsky, Direction
accompaniement : Richard Maygnan et Joseph Rowe
Sacred songs from the Middle Ages and Today: Cantiga de Santa Maria, songs in Turkish, Hebrew, Latin, and recent compositions
From Jerusalem to Cordoba
A narrative concert and a voyage in time and space, through the great musical and mystic traditions all along the Mediterranean, through song, music, and poetic text.
Catherine Braslavsky : chant, bendir, doulcimer
Joseph Rowe : Arabian lute, drums, spoken word, Tibetan bowls, African mbira.
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A celebration of the musical and mystical traditions in and around the Mediterranean, from ancient Judaism and Paganism, to medieval Christianity and Islam. Ancient and original music sung in Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, Medieval Spanish, Occitan, and Arabic. Instrumental accompaniment with Middle Eastern percussion, oud, dulcimer, Tibetan bowls, Indian tampura, and African mbira. Short poetic and story texts in English (or French), including both original material and quotations from Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Ibn 'Arabi, Yehuda Halevi, etc. The narrative thread woven through the performance evokes a rarely-perceived common ground, and an alternative view of sacred traditions which have so often been in conflict.
More than 500 performances around the world...

"A one-of-a-kind performance ... both a message of tolerance and a voyage of initiation, a musical narrative which makes us feel in our depths that all the sacred chants of humanity, past and present, are animated by the same vibration"

Caroline Lachowsky, Radio-France International (RFI)

“Beyond mere entertainment, this concert is a deepening of time."    Régis Debray, French author and philosopher
"A fascinating performance, with great spiritual power."   La Repubblica, Italy, nationwide daily newspaper
"A remarkably successful voyage in sound, depicting those rare times when Jews, Christians and Muslims have lived together in peace and dialogue."   Jacques Attali, French author and music critic