Gaida: In Concert

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$19 general public; $17 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

“[Gaida’s] plaintive, gauzy vocals effectively disarmed listeners, she improvised incantatory lines as an accomplished jazz vocalist might have done.”
Chicago Tribune

Syrian vocalist and songwriter Gaida is one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene, delivering “entrancing and luscious” performances. With a voice described as “beyond perfect” by The New Yorker, for her Connecticut debut at Wesleyan she will be joined by the outstanding ensemble of pianist George Dulin, Zafer Tawil on oud (stringed instrument), percussionist Tony Devivo, and bassist Jennifer Vincent to perform original fusion compositions and traditional Syrian songs.

Click here to listen to the interview "Gaida, a Singer and Songwriter, on Saving the Music and Culture of Syria" from "Morning Edition" on WNPR.

Click here to read "Gaida Brings Eclectic Mix Of Middle Eastern Music To Middletown" in the Hartford Courant.

Click here to listen to the interview "Syrian-American Singer Balances Life Between Two Homes" from The Takeaway.

A legacy event of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan, supported by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters: Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Grants Program, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Image credits: photo of Gaida on homepage by Dr. Allen Ruttenberg.