Mosaic Dance Theater & Music of Maurice Chedid
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Mosaic Dance Theater & Music of Maurice Chedid

Clicking above will take you to the Mosaic Dance Company website for more info and tickets about these free concerts on Dec 2 & 3, 2017

Mosaic Dance Theater Company &
The Music of Maurice Chedid

Saturday, Dec 2 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 3 at 3:00 PM


Free to the Public; Reservations recommended
 

Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 

Tickets available here in October

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Mosaic Dance Theater & Music of Maurice Chedid
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Mosaic Dance Theater & Music of Maurice Chedid

Clicking above will take you to the Mosaic Dance Company website for more info and tickets about these free concerts on Dec 2 & 3, 2017

Mosaic Dance Theater Company &
The Music of Maurice Chedid

Saturday, Dec 2 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 3 at 3:00 PM


Free to the Public; Reservations recommended
 

Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 

Tickets available here in October

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DÜM and Tava,  Raquy workshop and show in Norwalk, CT
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

DÜM and Tava, Raquy workshop and show in Norwalk, CT

Sunday November 19th, Raquy and her band DUM return to Connecticut for another immersive workshop to kick-up your musicality. Raquy presents a unique approach to playing rhythms and gives dancers practical skills that they can use while performing.  We will go through some traditional rhythms and then explore ways in which to solo over those rhythms.  We will also practice accompaniment and left hand /right hand independence.
*Open to dancers or drummers.  Participants can either use zills or any hand drum.
Workshop: 2-4pm | Show: 5-6pm
 

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Classical music of Aleppo: Wajdi Ayoub & Takht Al-Nagham@  Alwan NYC
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Classical music of Aleppo: Wajdi Ayoub & Takht Al-Nagham@ Alwan NYC

Alwan for the Arts presents the debut concert of Takht Al-Nagham with Syrian vocalist Wajdi Ayoub, for a night of Aleppian classical music. The concert will feature a repertoire of Muwashahat, Mawawil, Qasa’ed, and Qudud, as well as instrumental improvisations. 

Wajdi Ayoub is a very well-established Syrian Mutrib* who specializes in the classical Arabic repertoire, with a focus on the Egyptian dawr genre and the Andalucian Muwashahat genre that is the musical hallmark of the city of Aleppo. Ayoub was born in Aleppo, Syria, and started to sing and play the Oud at an early age. He was a student of Abdel-Qader Hajjar and Kamel Bassal (both students of sheikh Omar Al-Batsh, a prolific composer of Muwashahat) and of Safwan Al-Abed. Ayoub performed many concerts at the Citadel of Aleppo, both as a solo artist and as part of Sabah Fakhri’s ensemble. Since he relocated to the United States late 2016, Ayoub has been a regular performer and voice teacher. 
*Mutrib is a traditional Arabic singer who, aside from possessing a beautiful voice and great diction, is well versed in the repertoire and in the Arabic Maqam tradition. As such, the Mutrib is the main vehicle to conveying the feeling of "Tarab" (musical joy and euphoria) to the audience.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvnGJax1Ebw

Takht Al-Nagham is a New York-based ensemble founded by Syrian violinist Samer Ali, that treasures the sound of an Arabic Takht (Arabic chamber group) and is committed to performing the classical Arabic repertoire with traditional and acoustic instruments. The word “Nagham” means melody/tune in Arabic, but is also used as a synonym to the Arabic Maqam system which is the foundation and main focus of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Takht al-Nagham includes the following members:
Violin I: Samer Ali
Violin II: Muhammad Abdullah
Oud: Rachid Halihal
Qanun: Firas Zreik
Riq: Johnny Farraj
Tabla: Rami el-Asser
Double bass: John Murchison
Chorus: Fouad Salloum, Emad Botros, Salah Zane

*Tickets*: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2936459

For more information, please visit:
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/1172
http://www.samerali.com/

Takht Al-Nagham logo design: Amr Hatem
Takht Al-Nagham calligraphy: Lukman Ahmad

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