American Performer Gerard Edery to Visit Poland

From June 14-17, 2011, world-class American singer, guitarist, and folklorist Gerard Edery  will travel to Bialystok and Warsaw, where he will conduct several workshops and performances. 

Mr. Edery's music traces the unique migration of the Sephardim from medieval Spain across North Africa to the Middle East and beyond.  

His unique style of world music reflects an appreciation for how music from different cultures overlaps, parallels, and often borrows from one another.



Mr. Edery will give the final performance of the Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the historic Branicki Palace in Bialystok.  Earlier that day, Mr. Edery will conduct workshops for youth in Bialystok at the Esperanto Café at 12:00 p.m.

The second part of Mr. Edery's tour will take place in Warsaw on June 16 and 17.  On Thursday, June 16, Mr. Edery will perform at the Nozyk Synagogue (ul. Twarda 6) in Warsaw at a special concert co-organized by the Professor Moses Schorr Foundation.  On Friday, June 17, Mr. Edery will again appear in Warsaw at the Dziekanka (Krakowskie Przedmiescie 58/60) at 6:00 p.m.  He will lead a workshop for students at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music earlier in the day.

The United States Embassy in Warsaw is a proud patron of Mr. Edery's concerts in Poland.