The Project Alhambra Spharad

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This project starts in January 2013, in the city of Berlin , the city  that builds and sustains artistic culture , where you can meet a lot of musicians of different countries.

The creation of ALHAMBRA SPHARAD   rises up because Maria Fernández wants to continue her career as musician  in Germany and she showed the project to the Spanish Embassy of Berlin. The Embassy answered with a very positive interest to this project and they included it at the cultural program for the new spanish musicians in the city of Berlin.

She decided rescue the music of this medieval spanish stage, the music in wich jews and spanish people coexist beside the muslims. 

The Alhambra is one of the most beautiful and emblematic places of spanish middle age, and Spharad is the way that the hebrews jews call to “Spain”.

The music of the Alhambra Spharad ensemble, brings to our historical mind, songs, popular ballads and traditional customs with ancient melodies and rhythms that moved and touched the sefardic people, the spanish jews.

The historical content of the selected pieces that the ensemble performs in addition of the musical arrangements and the ethnic instrumentation, makes that other sounds of other stage would be so interesting and attractive for the public of our days.

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Im Januar 2013 wurde die Gruppe ALHAMBRA SPHARAD von zwei Musikern ins Leben gerufen, die mit ihren unterschiedlichen kulturellen Hintergründen zu einem ganz besonderen musikalischen Abend in die Werkstatt der Kulturen einladen:  

Alhambra, das war im Mittelalter einer der bedeutsamsten und magischsten Orte Spaniens. Spharad heisst im hebräischen „Spanien“. Den Ausgangspunkt ihrer musikalischen Reise finden sie in einer Vergangenheit, in der die Kulturen der beiden Ensemblegründer eine Brücke der Verständigung und des Austauschs waren und sind.

Sephardische Klänge und orientalische Einflüsse paaren sich mit traditionellen spanischen Melodien.
Das Ensemble wird an diesem Abend ausgewählte Stücke spielen. Neben bekannten Balladen und traditionellen Liedern aus dem Mittelalter erwarten Sie eigene musikalische Arrangements der Gruppe.

2 thoughts on “The Project Alhambra Spharad

    • Hi Daniela, thanks for your interest.
      This is a project that is beginning, and as you know, everything starts goes slowly …
      Now we have a link to youtube where you can hear some songs from our first concert.
      Go to VIDEOS.
      I hope you like it.

      Maria

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