Under The Olive Tree: A Concert of Arabic & Jewish Music

A joyful musical celebration of what unites people and cultures at Immigration Museum, Sunday 14 October.

Meet us under the olive tree to enjoy a melange of musical traditions, and the individual stories behind Jewish and Arabic identities.

Entering its third year, Under the Olive Tree brings together two prominent communities in our cultural fabric. Arabic and Jewish artists will together showcase Middle Eastern music.  Playing superbly on traditional instruments they will also perform a variety of songs and tunes, from jazz to contemporary, to folk greats. 

Experience a variety of intersecting musical traditions, performed by masters George El-Azar (percussion), Yuval Ashkar and Raed Mekha (oud), alongside the guitarist Adam Starr, violinist Ernie Gruner and cellist Adi Sappir. They will be joined throughout the afternoon by Lena Aziz, Eugene Matti, Tom Lee, Tony Hicks, Nela Trifkovic and Yasser AlAli.

For the performing musicians, this project offers musical opportunities but also poses social and political challenges. These they accept courageously, as they delight in crossing divides to share their music and stories. These stories told through music extend beyond conflict and difference and promote a sense of community, while instilling a sense of belonging.

Embark on this unique, far-ranging journey of sound in celebration of what unites people and cultures. In the beautiful environs of the Immigration Museum; a place to celebrate diversity, welcome all, and explore cultures.

Under the Olive Tree is an all-ages concert hosted and supported by Immigration Museum, Besen Family Foundation, Australian Cultural Fund and Auspicious Arts Projects, presented in association with Victorian. And proud of it.

Under The Olive Tree
Sunday 14 October 2018, 2–4pm
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St Melbourne
Ticket includes museum and exhibitions entry
Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Under 25 | Child $20 | MV Members $20 | Family $70

For more information and media enquiries contact:

Anastasia Casagrande
Anastasia Casagrande
Media & Communications Officer
[email protected]
0466 622 621

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