Kantigas (2013) for Arabic violin, guitar, and Arabic percussion – 18’
–Written for Hanna Khoury, Jason Vieaux, and Hafez Kotain
–Commissioned by World Café Live and LiveConnections
–Premiered at World Café Live June 2013
My "Kantigas" are a re-imagining of folk songs that have roots in the Jewish Ladino culture. The piece seeks to find common ground between contemporary western techniques and the ancient practices that reached from Northern Africa to Central Asia in this far-flung musical diaspora.