Musical Performance: Sabina Rakcheyeva Ensemble Launches the Album ‘UnVeiled’

Sun, September 18, 2011 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Sabina Rakcheyeva, Violin

Kinan Azmeh, Clarinet

Attab Haddad, Oud

Kathleen Tagg, piano

John Hadfield, Percussion

Josh Myers, Bass

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Outstanding Azerbaijani violinist Sabina Rakcheyeva and her ensemble of sensitive and dynamic performers create a unique voice through improvisations that fuse western and eastern instruments and styles, influenced by musical traditions of Azerbaijan and the Arab world, jazz and western classical music. These compositions and improvisations explore new approaches to music-making and reflect an interest in music that goes beyond one tradition.

This evening the Ensemble, featuring guest musicians John Hadfield and Josh Myers, returns to Alwan for the North American launch of its recently released album ‘UnVeiled’. More details at

Album Press Release
Recent Interview with Majalla

About the Artists:

Violinist Sabina Rakcheyeva is the first ever Azerbaijani graduate of the Juilliard School in New York. A member of the European Cultural Parliament, and the first recipient of the “Artist in Residence” Award from the Fund of Mutual Understanding in New York, she has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Azerbaijan, Europe and the United States, performed in over 40 countries around the world for such renowned musicians and cultural leaders as Mstislav Rostropovich and Daniel Barenboim as well as for the Presidents of the European Commission, Azerbaijan, Russia, Romania, United Nations Secretary-General and Prince of Liechtenstein. In 2003 Sabina addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on behalf of the Music Youth and was featured on BBC, CNN, Voice of America Radio and U.S. Government Television.

Additional information available at artists’ web sites:

Last updated: 2011-09-05 20:13:49

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