Why should you get excited?
SARAY Iluminado reimagines Bosnian Sevdah and Sephardic Jewish music
Jewish Sephardic and Bosnian Sevdah
Type of Performance:
voices, oud, lauto, clarnet, ney, violin, mandolin, bass
About the Event
SARAY Iluminado is a five piece ensemble that reimagines Bosnian Sevdah and Sephardic Jewish music in contemporary Australia. It was formed in 2013 by Bosnian-Australian vocalist/composer Nela Trifkovic and Australia's leading Jewish music specialist Ernie Gruner (violin/mandolin). Other musicians are Irine Vela (oud, lauto), Dan Witton (double bass), Kelly Dowall (ney, clarinet). All musicians sing and use percussion.
Special guest dancer is Israel Aloni (Sweden), who has performed with the group in the past.
The group specialises in intimate and immersive performances that straddle borders of music and story telling.
In collaboration with vocalist, composer Nela Trifkovic and the ensemble SARAY Iluminado, Israel physically and gesturally interrogates their own Sephardic, Mediterranean heritage and the role of its symbols and rituals in their own life and creative expression, and does this drawing on a number of contemporary and movement influences.