Pharaoh’s Daughter Returns to Berea


The second Stephenson Memorial Concert of the spring semester features Pharaoh’s Daughter on March 13 at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Pharaoh’s Daughter is a Middle-Eastern Instrumentation and World Beat Fusion blend. Mixing a psychedelic sensibility and a Pan-Mediterranean sensuality, this “cutting-edge New York City groove band” is led by charismatic singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Basya Schechter. This stellar group of musicians has toured extensively through America, Eastern & Western Europe, Greece, Israel and the UK, and performs swirling Hasidiac chants, Mizrachi & Sephardi folk-rock and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings, and electronica blending traditional Middle Eastern & Judaic melodies with Arabic and African rhythms.

Performing music from their previous CD’s—Daddy’s Pocket, Out of the Reeds, Exile, Queen’s Dominion, Haran, and their new CD, Hagar—“Pharaoh’s Daughter crafts music that comforts with its meditative quality and energizes with exploding electric grooves.”

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.