Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
Maguire Theater, Campus Center
"Al-Andalus" refers to Spain from 711-1492 AD. During these eight centuries, Andalusian Spain witnessed a cultural melding between Africa, the East and the West, as well as among Jews, Christians & Muslims. "Andalusian music" is the courtly music of Medieval Islamic Spain (Andalusia). Preserved and developed by the descendants of Muslim and Jewish refugees after the Reconquest, it is considered one of the longest continuous traditions of art music in the world.
Led by oudist Tarik Banzi, the Al-Andalus Ensemble is internationally known for a creative fusion which etches a fine line between the exquisite and raw, the passionate and powerful while treating the listener to a confluence of the best of the East and West. They won the VOX POP Award for the “Best Contemporary Classical Album of 2010” and the JPF “People’s Grammy Award” for “Best World Music Song of 2009.”
To attend, RSVP Dr. Angel Lara at laraa [at] oldwestbury.edu .
Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center
Founded in 2003 by the Modern Languages faculty, the Hispanic Latino Cultural Center of SUNY Old Westbury celebrates the entire Spanish-speaking world including its Hispanic, Amerindian and African heritage. The Center serves the metropolitan New York area by presenting theatrical events, art exhibits, concerts, educational forums geared towards improving the overall understanding, among people from all walks of life, of the contribution to world culture made by the men and women of Hispanic/Latino heritage.