Saturday, January 25
7:00 pm @ Alwan (16 Beaver Street)
On UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Iraqi maqam represents one of Iraq's richest cultural offerings. It has been developed and refined by generations of masters in Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk, Basra, and in rural areas, who passed this highly sophisticated tradition orally in coffeehouses, courts, and salons over the centuries. Join Safaafir in this celebration of maqam's melodies, infectious rhythms, and eloquent poetry, in which the essence of all that is Iraqi can be found.