Musical Performance: Abdulrahman AlAkhfash: NATIONAL TOUR OF THE SONGS OF YEMEN

Fri, June 17, 2016 6:00 pm at Metropolitan Museum of Art

(View all musical performances »)

Yemeni singer and oud player Abdulrahman AlAkhfash performs the Yemeni traditional music that most often consists of a solo singer with oud accompaniment, highlighting rhythms in subtly expressive ways.

Renowned across Yemen as a musician and vocalist, Abdulrahman Al Akhfash has contributed significantly over the past 20 years to the natural development and enrichment of the Sanani repertoire. His delivery is expressive, occasionally euphoric, but ultimately poetic.

event is free and open to the public with Museum addmission

Musical styles in Yemen are especially fluid in rhythm with a wide variety of metrical patterns derived from poetry. The musical culture of Yemen has deep historic roots and is extremely rich in genres, repertoires and configurations, and modalities of performance and instrumentation.

Last updated: 2016-05-16 14:49:34

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198

Alwan Auction 2016

Join Our Mailing List:



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



There are currently no upcoming events.


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.

© 2020 Alwan for the Arts

Hosting donated by:, the Arabic Encyclopedia