Around Town: Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound at the River to River Festival 2017

Fri, June 16, 2017 6:00 pm at 28 Liberty Plaza

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As part of the River to River Festival, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, together with New Amsterdam, presents:

Rivers of Sound's debut album, Not Two.

Open and free to the public.

In this album-release concert, Not Two, acclaimed composer, trumpeter and multi-instrumentlist Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound brings together 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, ranging from Iraqi maqam to American jazz. Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary practices to create a unique microtonal environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.

Rivers of Sounds is:

Tareq Abboushi, Buzuq

Jason Adasciewicz, Vibraphone

Nissam Alatrash, Cello

Aakash Mittal, Alto Saxophone

Carlo DeRosa, Bass

Amir ElSaffar, Trumpet, Santur

Dena ElSaffar, Violin, Jowza

Ole Mathisen, Tenor Saxophone

Tim Moore, Percussion

Miles Okazaki, Guitar

Josh Sinton, Bass Saxophone, Clarinet

Mohammed Saleh, Oboe

Rajna Swaminathan, Mridangam

Aruan Ortiz, Piano

Zafer Tawil, 'Oud, Percussion

Nasheet Waits, Drums

George Ziadeh, 'Oud, Vocal

To pre-order debut album, ciickhere.

Last updated: 2017-10-20 16:21:47

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