Next Stage features a night of Mediterranean music

PUTNEY-Next Stage Arts presents an intimate encounter of voice and strings, sounds and cultures, with Duo Andalus, featuring Lala Tamar, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m.

"Take a trip through the Mediterranean - Flamenco, Ladino, Moroccan, Jewish, Arabic - merging together with Duo Andalus. Lala Tamar's vocal virtuosity blends with Ofer Ronen's flamenco guitar style and oud," says Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts, in a news release. "We love the journey music brings us on, and for this show, we may ask audiences to bring a passport."

The young diva of Moroccan Judeo-Arabic music, Tamar performs Sephardic, Flamenco, and Middle Eastern music. She is a collector of lost stories and women's song in Haquetia, Moroccan Ladino. Accompanied by the guitar of Ronen, the duo weaves "an evening of tenderness and depth, enchanting listeners into a ritual that celebrates the roots of three cultures in one."

Famous on the streets of Marrakech, Tamar's videos have collected millions of hits. Coming off a sold-out debut at Lincoln Center, the singer is "an emergent force, delighting new and old friends across the globe," say organizers. "An evening with Duo Andalus is a pure gift, an unforgettable sweetness."

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at For information, call 802-387-0102.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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