Dance and Music Performance: Turaath (Washington, D.C.)

Sat, December 1, 2012 7:30 pm at Lincoln Theatre

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Doors open at 6:30pm

Presented by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Turaath is an annual cultural event organized by the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC) in Washington, D.C., as part of its mission to preserve Arab identity. This year's program is produced by Alwan for the Arts and features the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble with vocalists George Ziadeh and Lubana Al Quntar, Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Jazz Ensemble and original choreography by Carrie Ahern and Ramzi Edlibi.


The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Classical, folk, and popular Arab music featuring vocalists George Ziadeh and Lubana Al Quntar

The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble delivers a joyful and transporting feast of well-loved popular songs from the greater Arab World, built around mesmerizing textures of rhythmic and improvisational intensity.

Six contemporary masters of a broad range of Arab musical idioms display their seasoned sensibilities and impressive technique across a diverse array of musical selections from regional folk songs to masterpieces of Egyptian cinema and Arab concert hall culture. Their performance evokes ambiances of Cairo, Baghdad, al-Quds and Aleppo, and also that of contemporary New York with its own vibrant Arab-American artistic and intellectual community.

Two Rivers Middle Eastern Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary cross-cultural musical fusions

Two Rivers is a sextet of jazz and Middle Eastern musicians that has made innovative strides in in using the maqam modal system to transform the jazz idiom. Deeply rooted in musical forms of Iraq and nearby regions, the music still speaks the language of swing, improvisation and group interaction, and the resultant sound is distinct from other contemporary cross-cultural musical fusions.

Traditional & Modern Arab Dance
Dance across continents and cultures

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Last updated: 2012-11-26 17:17:29

Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Two Rivers Jazz Ensemble
Two Rivers Jazz Ensemble

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

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