Tagged Selichot

Persian Jewish Von Trapp offers a new spin on penitence

In her new show, "Monajat," Galeet Dardashti has taken the 13th-century Sufi poem of the same name and blended it into the traditional Persian songs and liturgy for Selichot. (Courtesy of Galeet Dardashti)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Growing up, Galeet Dardashti toured and performed with her father, Farid, a renowned cantor, performing Middle Eastern and Persian music throughout the United States and Canada as part of The Dardashti Family. “We’ve been called the ‘Jewish Von Trapps,’ ” Dardashti says jokingly. Dardashti, a… Read more »