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Musical Performance: Alwan Ensemble: The Rahbani Brothers with Vocalists Salma Habib and George Ziadeh

Sat, December 14, 2013 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan Arab Music Ensemble Performs the Music of the Rahbani Brothers with Vocalists Salma Habib and George Ziadeh.

Repertoire will include Sahrat Hobb and classic Rahbani brothers and Ziad Rahbani songs made famous by Fairouz.

Saturday, December 14th, 8pm

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members

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Doors open at 7:30 pm

Salma Habib: vocal

George Ziadeh: vocal, oud

Zafer Tawil: qanun

Amir Elsaffer: trumpet, santour

Sami Shumays: violin

George Dulin: piano

Stephen Harms: bass

Samir Ali: violin

Johnny Farraj: percussion

Rami El-Aasser: percussion

Mariam Bazeed: chorus vocal

The revered and celebrated Lebanese musical duo, Assi and Mansour Rahbani, represent two of the most influential composers of contemporary Arabic music. Join Alwan for the Arts in commemorating the musical genius of the Rahbani Brothers through a performance by the highly acclaimed Alwan Ensemble. The Rahbani Brothers played a significant role in shaping the sound and composition of what is characterized in the Arab music world today and presented two unique types of music to the mass Arab audience. Firstly, they released productions with folk Levantine forms and methods as part of their theatrical repertoire and then continued on to present new songs in Lebanese dialect but constructed within a western music paradigm, which included prominent French and Russian pieces. In a two part concert that exhibits and demonstrates the binary classics of the Rahbani Brothers, the Alwan Ensemble will deliver a performance exemplifying both these original modes on December 14th. The first segment will cover the works based on folklore, sahret hob, which is a theatrical traditional sketch and the second component will illustrate and focus on the Franco-Arab models.

Last updated: 2013-12-07 18:29:30

Youssef Chahine's 1965 operetta, 'Biayah al Khawatem' ('The Ring Seller'), featuring Fairuz and the music of the Rahbani Brothers
Youssef Chahine's 1965 operetta, 'Biayah al Khawatem' ('The Ring Seller'), featuring Fairuz and the music of the Rahbani Brothers
The Alwan Ensemble
The Alwan Ensemble

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