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Mycale offers diverse music but lacked some explanation

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Mycale, a four-woman a cappella group, appeared at the University of Albany’s Performing Arts Center Thursday evening in a program devoted to interpreting John Zorn’s “Book of Angels.” This book, which is Book Two of Zorn’s Masada project, draws from material as diverse as Rumi, the Hebrew Bible and Heraclitus and required the vocalists to sing in a variety of languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Zorn put Mycale together in ...

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