Aug 11 2011
NURIYA performing tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center
 

NURIYA

Thursday, August 11, 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

ADMISSION
FREE; no reservations
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: $10 per car (cash only)
Carpooling encouraged • Street parking strictly prohibited
Or take Metro Rapid 761

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Nuriya combines sizzling Spanish vocals with rumba flamenco, Afro-Cuban drumming, Arabic melodies, Gypsy brass, plus rhythms from the Middle East and the Caribbean.

Born in Mexico City into a vivacious Jewish Middle Eastern and Latin family, the lively young singer studied Afro-Cuban music in Cuba and Hebrew and Arabic melodies in Israel. At the Skirball, Nuriya takes the stage backed by a stellar multinational ten-piece ensemble. Be there to experience her vivacious and unforgettable fusion of traditions, which is sure to touch your soul.

“Think Natacha Atlas meets Ojos de Brujo, with a Gypsy horn section tossed in to keep things interesting.”—SoundRoots.org

“One of the new young divas in world music.”—WorldMusicCentral.com.

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