Events

Musical Performance: Amir El-Saffar

Sat, October 15, 2005 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

(View all musical performances »)

Alwan for the Arts is proud to host a concert of

IRAQI MAQAM MUSIC

With

AMIR EL-SAFFAR

who returns to Alwan by popular demand

Saturday, October 15, 9:00 PM
Admission: $15 ($10 for students with valid ID)

THE MUSICIANS:
Amir ElSaffar--Santur and Vocal
Dena ElSaffar--Jowza and Vocal
Tim Moore--Percussion
Johnny Farraj--Percussion and Vocal

THE REPERTOIRE:
The Maqam of Iraq is a highly-sophisticated classical music form that has played a vital role in both secular and religious aspects of Iraqi society for many centuries. This urban vocal tradition, which is unique in the Arab world, contains elements that reach deep into Iraq's heritage and history. Performed primarily in Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk, and Basra, the Iraqi Maqam draws upon musical traditions of the geographical area of present-day Iraq and its neighboring lands. Melodies of Arab, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, and Turkoman origins are woven together into a cohesive repertoire of elaborate, semi-improvised compositions, known as maqamat, which are organized according to strict rules of structure and aesthetics of beauty.

Last updated: 2008-01-11 06:05:12

Alwan for the Arts

16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261

Alwan Auction 2016

Join Our Mailing List:

Email:

Classes

Classes are currently being scheduled. Please check back soon for updates.

Twitter

Directions

16 Beaver Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732 3261
Email Us

Alwan for the Arts is accessible to people with disabilities. Please call 646 732 3261 in advance, or, buzz at the door to arrange a ramp.

© 2017 Alwan for the Arts

Hosting donated by:
Marefa.org, the Arabic Encyclopedia