Hosted by Joel Kreisberg with Special Guest Debbie Fier
This Emmy award-winning film begins with Paul Simon’s 2011 emotional journey back to South Africa and the roots of his seminal album Graceland, and unfolds into a kaleidoscopic portrait of the turbulent birth and ever-shifting life of a work of art.
Twenty-five years ago, Simon released Graceland to equal parts acclaim and controversy. The album went on to be widely celebrated for its revolutionary fusion of musical styles, for bringing the extraordinary gifts of under-exposed South African musicians to the fore, and for sparking a brave new musical world of mixes, mash-ups and globe-hopping collaborations to come.
Special Guest Debbie Fier
Following the film, Kehilla Musical Prayer Leader and Percussionist Debbie Fier will speak about her own experience exploring the musical roots of various cultures in her journey as a musician and carrier of culture. As a vocalist, pianist and percussionist, Debbie has respectfully learned the music of many cultures, and with the blessing of her teachers, become a voice and trusted teacher bringing the music of African, Latin and Middle Eastern cultures to students and audiences in the U.S. Blending them all, she has developed her own unique spiritual style that forms the “Heartbeat of the Service” at Kehilla. In addition she will respond to questions from the audience.
Popcorn provided! Yummy baked treats for sale.
A Fundraiser for Kehilla.
Cost: Individual tickets: $18
(Please note that there will be no hard copy tickets mailed to you. Your name will be at the door.)
If you prefer, you may send a check, payable to Kehilla, to Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
In the Sanctuary at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont