The Song Company: The Prophet
- Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 6pm
- Venue: Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
Few books have left such a profound impression on so many people in the East and West. The Prophet, the best known book by Lebanese poet, philosopher and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931), is one of the most widely read books around the world and still touches the hearts of young and old. Millions of Arabic-speaking people consider him to be one of the greatest thinkers of his age, yet his influence has spread far beyond the Middle East. Living in Boston and New York for a major part of his life, his reputation and his unique quasi-Biblical style is now an intrinsic part of Western spirituality.
Joseph Tawadros has risen to prominence in Australia by succesfully developing the ancient traditions of Arabic music in a Western environment. His engagement with the writings of Gibran has resulted in one solo disc for oud (The Prophet, 2009), as well as a number of works recorded for 'Concerto of The Greater Sea', recently released to great acclaim. This new collaboration with the singers of The Song Company delves into the origins of musical expression, guided by the writings of Gibran.
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