Basya Schechter

Nov. 21 at 7:30

Basya Schechter: Songs of Wonder


Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter presents her settings of the transcendent Yiddish poetry of the revered Jewish philosopher and civil rights activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Blending a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her band through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings, and electronica. Her sound has been cultivated by her Hasidic music background and a series of trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt, Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan, and Greece.

This TargetĀ® Free Thursday performance is generously underwritten by Target.