Purchase tickets General admission: $13 Students: Free (ticket required) Mead Witter School of Music Guest Artist Series …… The Chicago Arabic Music Ensemble Majed Abu Ajamia,
General admission: $13
Students: Free (ticket required)
Mead Witter School of Music Guest Artist Series
The Chicago Arabic Music Ensemble
Majed Abu Ajamia, qanun
Lucia Thomas, oud
Kim Fleuchaus, ney
Sam Hyson, violin
Don Skoog, percussion
Longa Farahfaza by Riad al Sunbati
Zikrayati by Mohamed el-Qasabgi
Sa’alouni al Nas by Ziad Rahbani
Sama’i Bayati by Ibrahim al’Aryan
Khatimah Jaharkah by A.J. Racy
Zourouni by Said Darwish
Lama Bada by Salim al Masri/El Helwa Di by Said Darwish/Fouk ilna Khel by ‘Uthman al Muwsili
Aziza by Mohammad Abdel Wahab
Arabic music is thought to be exotic, foreign to the ear, yet it is one of the roots of the Western tradition, distinct yet inseparable from the music of Europe and the New World. CAME explores the songs, the instruments, the styles, and most importantly, the people who make the beautiful sounds of the Arabic world to reveal the shared musical history of East and West.
CAME’s talented artists demonstrate the nay—a haunting-toned cane flute, the cello, the oud—a forerunner of the guitar, the kanun—a finger-plucked zither, as well as the riqq (tambourine), tar (frame drum), and tabla (goblet drum) that became the percussion instruments of the European orchestra.
Their audience-tailored presentations explore styles from different Arabic regions, then examine the poetry of the lyrics, the scale system and rhythmic modes so central to the music. But most importantly they bring to life the many peoples of the Arabic world, to tell their stories and hear their voices reflected in our own. In this time of mistrust CAME builds bridges of understanding through music, a language common to us all.
This project is generously supported by the Vilas Trust.
(Friday) 7:30 pm CST
Hamel Music Center - Collins Recital Hall
740 University Avenue
Hamel Music Center - Collins Recital Hall740 University Avenue