COMMON CHORDS IV: A Concert Exploring the Shared Roots of Islamic and Jewish Music

October 3, 2013 @7pm
at San Diego State University

COMMON CHORDS IV: A Concert Exploring the Shared Roots of Islamic and Jewish Music

COMMON CHORDS is returning to SDSU! This special event features Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad of the band Junoon, South Asia's most popular rock band, internationally renowned Indian tabla player Samir Chatterjee, and percussionist Sunny Jain, recognized as a leading voice in the emerging South Asian-American jazz movement. These three stellar musicians will be performing in concert with acclaimed klezmer ethnographer and SDSU Jewish Studies Artist-in-Residence Yale Strom and members of his band Hot Pstromi: Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Mark Dresser (Bassist), Tripp Sprague (reeds) and Lou Fanucchi (accordion).

Common Chords, presented on Thursday October 3 at 7pm in Smith Recital Hall in the Music Building celebrates the common roots of Muslim and Jewish music.
As a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, one of Salman Ahmad’s main goals is to foster mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and Jews by bringing these two groups of people together in concert settings.

Yale and Salman first performed together in February 2007. After the concert, they realized how effective their jamming together --a Jew and a Muslim-- was for the audience. They decided then to continue their musical dialogues across the country to demonstrate and foster positive and constructive conversations between people from all walks of life.
Admission for Common Chords is $10 general admission. Tickets sales will begin at 6:15pm on Oct 3rd and is $10.00 cash only at the door.  SDSU students faculty and staff are free with a Red ID. Seating is limited

For additional information contact jsprogram@projects.sdsu.edu

Yale Strom Salman Ahmad

Samir Chatterjee Sunny Jain

THIS CONCERT IS SPONSORED BY SDSU'S JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM AND
THE RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT AS PART OF THE DANIEL PEARL FOUNDATION'S WORLD MUSIC DAY