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Duo presents Sephardi songs at Heritage Hall concert
April 05, 2013

"Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom" will be presented by award-winning musicians Guy Mendilow and Sofia Tosello in Lisbon's Heritage Hall at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday.

LilFest, a presenter of "deeply rooted songs and stories of passion," organized by Nancy Emerich Freeman of Mount Vernon, is bringing the duo to the community.

Mendilow and Tosello break away from their sextet, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, to offer the special duo presentation geared for the immediacy and intimacy of storytelling.

In a concert that crackles with rich musical storytelling, Israeli composer Mendilow (twice voted Boston's Best World Music Act by the Boston Phoenix) and Argentine vocalist Tosello re-imagine centuries-old Sephardi songs, starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem. The concert includes epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings and queens. It's a recasting that takes the music out of the realm of art songs and back to its roots as songs of the streets and of fiestas; a music alive with adventure, humor and grit.

The suggested contribution is $15 to attend.

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