Secret Chord Concerts LIVE with Duo Andalus featuring LALA Tamar and The Epichorus

Thursday, Aug 17, 2023

Thursday, August 17
5:00 pm Doors | 6:00 pm Concert

In Person at The Weitzman (5th and Market)
Tickets – $20 General Admission| FREE for Members

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A short of this live performance will be released for all to view as a part of the “Secret Chord Concerts” series at a later date.

Join us for an unforgettable summer concert with the first-ever public collaboration between two deeply talented ensembles, Duo Andalus’ LALA Tamar and Ofer Ronen with The Epichorus, led by Rabbi Zach Fredman. This ‘supergroup’ hails from Israel, Morocco, and New York. Together they will weave Sephardic musical traditions from Southern Spain with Hebrew piyut, Arabic maqam, and the timeless sounds of the Kora (a 26-string West African harp dating back to the 12th century Mali). The concert will be Tamar’s first in Philadelphia, and her first in the US since debuting at New York City’s Lincoln Center during Jewish American Heritage Month. Secure your seats now for this unforgettable evening, where music and history will come together in a joyous celebration of diversity.

More about Duo Andalus

Lead vocalist LALA Tamar is a rising star on the international music scene. With every performance, the Israeli vocalist takes listeners through her family’s roots across the Sephardic diaspora – masterfully minding the maze of music historically kept by Jewish women in southern Spain and Morocco. Tamar’s beautifully produced performance videos are deserving of millions of views. With the guitar and oud virtuoso Offer Ronen, Duo Andalus effortlessly weaves together the melodic tapestry of flamenco, Arabic maqam, and jazz. The sounds of Ronen’s guitar and oud, combined with Tamar’s soulful vocals, create a captivating and unique Andalusian musical experience that explores and transcends the depths of Sephardic, Ladino, and Hebrew music.

More about The Epichorus

The New York-based instrumental ensemble, the Epichorus, defies categorization, blending traditional Jewish melodies with contemporary influences from around the world. The group was founded in 2012 by their visionary composer and oud player, Zach Fredman, and has since released three albums and performed nationwide. Prepare to be captivated by the harmonious interplay of instruments as the Epichorus takes you on a musical journey like no other, fusing elements of Arabic maqam, Hebrew piyut, and influences from their hometown of Brooklyn.

About the Secret Chord Concerts series

Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

A cross-country partnership between the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Lowell Milken Center) in Los Angeles, generated this new online offering. Both presenting organizations are committed to inspiring in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience. This season’s episodes were filmed at The Weitzman, against the striking backdrop of Independence Hall, and in UCLA’s beautiful recording studio.

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Secret Chord Concerts – Episodes from Season 1


Safety / Covid 19:
*This event will occur in the DELL THEATER.
*Masking in the museum is recommended.

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106