January 25, 2011
Layali El Andalus to perform at Harding
SEARCY, Ark. — Layali El Andalus will present music in the spirit of the Muslim and Judeo ancient traditions of Andalusia Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at Harding University. Tickets will be $3 at the door.
Layali El Andalus is a Judeo-Muslim ensemble led by Moroccan singer/oud player Rachid Halihal. The group brings to life a diverse repertoire of music including songs from Andalusia, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Israel and the Middle East.
The ensemble is made up of world-class Muslim, Jewish and Christian musicians including Brahim Fribgani – percussion (Doumbek & Middle Eastern percussion); Uri Sharlin – accordion and piano; Hadar Noiberg – fluit; and David Buchbut – percussion (Riq & Middle Eastern percussion).
Layali El Andalus will perform as part of Harding University’s Classical Lyceum Series, which has been bringing talented musicians to campus for more than 50 years. For more information, call 501-279-4343.
This presentation is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and other foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
The final performer in the 2010-11 Classical Lyceum Series will be guitarist Petar Jankovic, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium on campus.