COMMON CHORDS V: A Concert Exploring the Shared Roots of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu,
Jain and Christian Music

October 23, 2014 @7pm
at San Diego State University, Smith Recital Hall

COMMON CHORDS returns to SDSU!

Featuring JSP Artist in Residence Yale Strom with Persian pop star Hamed Nikpay, Indian tabla player Samir Chatterjee, and percussionist Sunny Jain, recognized as a leading voice in the emerging South Asian-American jazz movement. These stellar musicians will be performing in concert with with Hot Pstromi: Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Mark Dresser (Bassist), Tripp Sprague (reeds) and Lou Fanucchi (accordion).

The Common Chords ensemble is comprised of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Jain and Christian musicians.

In addition to the concert, there will be an opening program performed by the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, poetry readings from different cultures and faiths by students and faculty and the premiere of a new dance piece choreographed by John Malashock to an original composition which Yale composed for this purpose. The Common Chords concert will conclude the evening.

This event is part of the JSPs Initiative for Moral Courage and will be a featured concert for the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, with Ruth and Judea Pearl (Daniel's parents) in attendance to introduce the ensemble.

This event is free and open to the public

For additional information contact jsprogram@projects.sdsu.edu

Yale Strom Hamed Nikpay

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