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

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

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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

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