Musical Performance & Dance: Aghany Nass (Songs of the People): Songs of the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea

Sat, September 17, 2011 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Abdallah Moussa, Vocals

Tareq Abboushi, Buzuq and Vocals

Mohamad Debek, Percussion and Dance

Nick Chbat, Percussion
Tarek Edlibi, Percussion

Hadi Debek, Vocals and Dance
Walid Guzman, Percussion and Dance
Arabella Espania, Dance

Mark Balahadia, Percussion and Dance

Ramzi Edlibi, Percussion, Vocals, and Dance

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*A small surcharge is applied to online ticket purchases; use printout as your proof of purchase. Tickets are also available at the door.

Doors open at 8:30 pm.

The region to the East of the Mediterranean Sea, known as the Levant, features many distinct styles of Arab music, ranging from the classical muwashshah (based on medieval Andalusian musical and poetic forms), jebeli folk songs from the mountains, and popular song forms that emerged in the 1950s with the advent of cinema and mass media. The songs of these traditions are known and loved throughout the Arab world, and form an integral part of pan-Arab identity.

For this concert, Mr. Moussa and friends will perform works composed by the Rahbani brothers, Sayyid Darwish, and anonymous composers, including songs made famous by singers such as Fairouz, Sabah, Wadi’ Al-Safi, and Sabah Fakhri, among others. The group will also perform some popular debkes, joined by a dance troupe under the leadership of master dancer and dance instructor, Ramzi Edlebi. This concert promises to be a fun, energy-packed event and audience participation is a must!

Last updated: 2011-09-12 13:48:54

Aghany Nass
Aghany Nass

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