Israeli Singer Maureen Nehedar Live at Beth Emet
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Beth Emet celebrates Rabbi Andrea London's 18 year anniversary at Beth Emet by bringing Maureen Nehedar, her favorite Israeli singer, to Beth Emet. A creator and composer, Nehedar is known for her revival of Persian-Jewish tradition poetry (Piyutim). Nehedar is the only composer in the world who performs traditional Jewish-Persian music and poetry. She set the goal of continuing this disappearing tradition by writing her own original compositions in the scales of this ancient Persian music (Dastgah) and through reviving poetry and texts from Jewish sources. These compositions are integrated into her concerts along with traditional Persian folk lyrics, which she gives a modern touch in order to expose as many people as possible to the music and allow them to reconnect with it.