Arab Music with Syrian Oud Master Essam Rafea

8:00 PM  - 9:30 PM
Monday Mar 10, 2014
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Music Building

Essam Rafea is chair of the Arab Music Department at the High Institute of Music, Damascus, and principal conductor of the High Institute of Music's Arabic ensemble. Essam has performed in France, Spain, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and Syria, and won first prize in the oud category at the 2000 Cairo Improvisation Competition. Essam is the founder of the award-winning Syrian takht ensemble Twais and the international ensemble Hewar. He has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Jean-Christophe Frish's Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21, and Blur frontman Damon Albarn's project Gorillaz.

Also sponsored by The Joint Concentration Fund, Mac Hope, MENAA (Middle Eastern and North Africa Association)

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: free; no tickets or reservations

Sponsored By: Classics, International Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization

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