If you can't make it to the show, watch the live stream of Saturday’s ‘Musika Rox’
B’yachad and Mochila will come together for a cross-cultural collaboration for coexistence
B’yachad, the university’s Israeli Dance troupe, will join student Arab jazz fusion band Mochila, in an original, cross-cultural coexistence show, “A Coming Together…Musika Rox” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in Levin Ballroom.
The show will be streamed live on the university’s Web site.
Musika Rox will focus on the possibilities of creating a cultural model for Israeli and Palestinian peace. B’yachad and Mochila hope that the show also will become a model for coexistence on the Brandeis campus.
The original dance choreographies and musical compositions will expose the audience to the language of tolerance. The message of coexistence will be emphasized in the final act, “Arabic Coffee,” in which B’yachad will perform original choreography to a live performance by Mochila. B’yachad will then perform “Arabic Coffee” at Israeli dance festivals in Boston and New York later this month, as a means of representing Brandeis, and sharing Musika Rox’s message of coexistence on a national level.
The Saturday night show will also feature guest performances by Spoken Word poetry, Ibrahim Miari of the Acco Theater Company and Adagio Dance Ensemble.
Musika Rox is sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England, the Israel Campus Roundtable, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, the Brandeis Pluralism Alliance, the Karpf and Hahn Peace Awards, the Hiatt Career Center and the Department of Sociology.
Tickets are $3 and may be reserved or purchased in advance or at the door, although seating is limited. For more information please contact Marnina Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-529-7078.
Click here to watch a BrandeisNOW video news story on Mochila.