Tarab Ensemble at Alwan

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Date/Time: 17/10/2003 12:00 am

Third friday music series @ ALWAN
Friday October 17, 8pm @ alwan 16 Beaver Street, 4th floor NYC
An Evening of Classical and Folk Arab Music
with the TARAB Ensemble
Tareq Abboushi buzuq
Taoufiq ben Amor vocals, percussion
Johnny Farraj percussion, vocals
Zafer Taweel violin
George Ziadeh oud, vocals
cover: $10
Directions: in the Financial District between Broadway & Broad
Subway: 4,5 Bowling Green N,R Whitehall
2,3 Wall Street J,M Broad Street 1,9 South Ferry
see also our friendly neighbours http://www.16beavergroup.org/about/
The Tarab Ensemble is a group of New York based musicians who focus
on studying and performing the classical Arabic repertoire,
instrumental (with genres such as samai, lunga, dulab) and vocal,
with special emphasis on the Andalusi Muwashah. The ensemble also
explores traditional folk music from various regions of the Arab
world. Importance is given to improvisation, both vocal and
instrumental, to allow each musician to explore the maqamat, or
scales. The sets performed are generally in the form of a wasla,
which is a suite of several pieces all sharing the same maqam. The
ensemble is keen to use instruments that are not traditionally part
of the classical Arabic lineup, in this case the buzuq.
Alwan, 16 Beaver Street, 4th floor New York, NY 10004
(646)473-0991 nyc@alwan.org http://alwan.org