Saturday, March 1
Time: 7 pm Talk on Arab Music by Simon Shaheen , 8 pm Show
Location: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Simon Shaheen performs works from the classical Arab repertoire - traditional and contemporary pieces from the Levant and Egypt. The music is composed in the traditional maqam, a modal form that utilizes microtonal intervals and requires considerable improvisational skill. It is melismatic, often deeply meditational and virtuosic. He is joined by the exquisite Lebanese vocalist
Rima Khcheich in a program encompassing music from the ancient courts of Al-Andalus to songs from the 1940s and '50s Egypt and Lebanon by such composers as
Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the Rahbani Brothers, and Zakariyya Ahmad.
For more information, visit http://roulette.org/comm_events/simon-shaheen/