Qadim Ensemble brings sacred folkloric music of the Near East

The Qadim Ensemble celebrates the common musical and spiritual heritage of the Near East. Their performance is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The ensemble is comprised of accomplished and acclaimed musicians renowned for their passionate performances. ?Qadim? is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning ?ancient? as well as ?that which will come.? Their repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Ladino, and Moroccan music, equally honoring the Near East cultures and the great diversity found within them.

This San Francisco-based band has attracted a growing global audience who is responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message. Qadim?s most recent album, Eastern Wind, received rave reviews worldwide, and reached #7 on Billboard?s World Music charts.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.