Event Details
Sacré - Profane: Samy Elmaghribi
Date:Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Organization: The Museum of Jewish Montreal
Open to public
Location: Galerie Luz
Address: 372 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, #418, Montreal, QC, CA
Admission:
Free
Contact: Katherine Romanow
communications@imjm.ca
Phone: 1 888 405-8645
Description:

This interactive exhibit introduces you to the life and works of Samy Elmaghribi (Salomon Amzallag), Jewish star of Moroccan music. This exhibit challenges the seemingly opposite notions of sacred and secular, drawing on the career of the artist who blended both genres as a singer, composer and hazzan (cantor) at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue. Elmaghribi immigrated to Montreal along with many Jews from the Magrheb in the 1960s, carrying the long history of Judeo-Arabic, and Andalusian culture to North America. On the night of Nuit Blanche, February 28th, the Museum of Jewish Montreal will be joined by Yolande Amzallag, daughter of Elmaghribi, who will be curating performances throughout the evening featuring diverse Quebec musicians interpreting Elmaghribi’s music. The Wandering Chew, an organization that creates immersive food events in Montreal, will be recreating the dishes that were once sold at the Oriental Pastry shop owned by Samy Elmaghribi’s family on Victoria Avenue in the 1970s.

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