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Musical Performance: Songs of the Arabian Peninsula, Vocals on Guitar and Oud

Sat, June 18, 2016 9:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:
Songs of the Arabian Peninsula features interpretations of Sout music from Kuwait, as well as music from Yemen and the Peninsula. It showcases compositions that explore instrumental versatility and unorthodox harmony.
Abdulrahman Al Akhfash accompanied by Yousif Yaseen will engage in layered musical performance of maqam oriented harmonic structure and vocal poetic expressions. The music performed will range across a shared wide geography and long history of aesthetics.

Abdulrahman AlAkhfash, oud and vocal;Yousif Yassen, guitar and vocal;

Tickets: $20 General Admission | $15 Students and Seniors
Available at the door or online (Buynow)

Doors open at 9:00 pm

About the artists:

Yousif Yaseen is a guitarist, singer and composer from Kuwait. Using alternative tunings, he uses the guitar in a modified fashion in order to access the language of the Arabic Maqam.

Abdulrahman Alakhfash is renowned across Yemen as a musician and vocalist. He 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.

Last updated: 2016-06-15 22:43:45

Yousif Yassen
Yousif Yassen
Abdulrahman Alakhfash
Abdulrahman Alakhfash

Alwan for the Arts

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(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261

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