Special performance of Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, with special guest, the Boston City Singers on Sunday, May 29th at 3:00 PM. Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea. Journey through the Balkans to the Mediterranean beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salonica and Rhodes.
Forgotten Kingdom takes audiences into multicultural metropolises like Sarajevo and picturesque island towns like Rhodes where Sephardi culture-bearers recounted the romantic escapades and derring-do of a cast of characters worthy of a cutthroat fantasy novel. The intertwining music and storytelling conjure an imagi-nation lost to war and upheaval, recorded in a language that blends archaic Spanish with Arabic, Hebrew and Greek. Forgotten Kingdom brings these tales to life, drawing on musicians’ expertise and instrumentation from homelands of Israel, Palestine, Argentina and the USA. Soulful voices, masterful narration, heart-pounding percussion, and intricate soundscapes render these songs in all their color,
drama and heart.
This is a Celebrity Series of Boston community concert event.