Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo
Aaron Goldberg is one of the world’s top jazz pianists and a frequent collaborator with such artists as Joshua Redman, Madeleine Peyroux as well as Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Aaron’s incessant touring schedule found him inspired by music from around the world yet appreciative of the Zen creativity that only jazz demands. Several years ago he met Ali Amr, a 25 year old qanun player and vocalist from the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the central West Bank. Ali combines his background in traditional Arabic music with the modernist jazz education that he received at Berklee College of Music. He has since crossed over many genres, performing with a wide variety of eminent figures including Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, Bobby McFerrin, and Esperanza Spalding. Their unique duet entwines the sound-worlds of their respective instruments and improvisational traditions, and embraces the infinite possibilities of conversation.
Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
A Creative Conversation with Aaron Goldberg and Ali Amr
224 N East Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Free and open to all
For more info: 479-225-2306
Aaron and Ali will present a “Creative Conversation” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville on Monday, September 26. The conversation will be moderated by St. Paul’s Rector, Lowell Grisham. Among the topics they will discuss are Ali's experiences growing up in Palestine and coming to Boston for college and professional life, Aaron’s gradual process of discovery of both the daily realities and historical truths of the Palestine/Israel conflict from an American Jewish perspective. They will also reveal how the collective experience of making music (especially improvised music) can bridge cultural boundaries and help us to recognize our common humanity, which is the first step towards any political solution. This event is free and open to all (no tickets required).
For concert tickets and more information: www.digjazz.com or call 479-225-2306
Financial Support: Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, Fadil Bayyari, Jeffrey Scherer, Barry Brown, Ralph Nesson, Endeavor Foundation
Sponsors: KUAF Radio 91.3 FM, Walton Arts Center, Jones Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Temple Shalom, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Congregation Etz Chaim , Community Synagogue, King Fahd Middle East Studies Program, U of A, Jewish Studies Program, U of A, Omni Center for Peace and Ecology, Unitarian Fellowship of Fayetteville , Adventure Subaru, Bruce and Joan