Type of Event: Performance
March 30, 2020
Tew Recital Hall, UNCG School of Music
Kativar is Ladino for captivate. As their name suggests, the Kativar trio captivates audiences with their performances of oral traditional Sephardic songs from places such as Turkey, Morocco, Greece, the Northern Balkans and other parts of the Mediterranean. Kativar showcases the complexity and richness of the Sephardic rhythms and sounds with their supporting instrumentation that includes oud, viola, djoze, guitar, dumbeck, riqq, naqqarat and bendir. Their repertoire contains a wide range of Ladino themes: wedding songs, ballads, the cycle of Purim and Pesah, lullabies and love songs. As a complement to the songs, Tomás Lozano weaves a continuous thread of historical facts, social functions, stories, and cycles of life proper to the Sephardim.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, International Program Center, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, School of Music, Islamic Studies Research Network, the Atlantic World Research Network, Lloyd International Honors College, and HNAC (Humanities Network and Consortium)