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.”