Different traditions, same heart.
This atelier brings together music from the Middle East, Europe and the United States. The songs are inspired by African, African American, European and Islamic repertoire. This combination of different traditions shines a light on our emotional common ground as human beings who share the same hopes and dreams.
André DE QUADROS - USA
Dr André de Quadros is a professor of music and chair of the Music Education Department at Boston University. He is the director of four ensembles: VOICES 21C (USA), the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Common Ground Voices (Israeli/Palestinian/international), and the Muslim Choral Ensemble (Sri Lanka). His ties to music from South East Asia and to India, his homeland, are strong and his professional life has taken him to over forty countries, including prisons and conflict zones in the Middle East. He is head of publication at various American and German music editors (Earthsons, Hinshaw Music, Carus Verlag).