Students Organize for Syria at Columbia University are proud to host:
Yousef Shamoun and the Tarab Ensemble for a Night of Music from Aleppo. The concert will feature Muwashshahat and Qudud Halabiya as well as vocal and instrumental improvisations.
Yousef will be accompanied by:
Mohamed A. Alsiadi (Oud)
Zafer Tawil (Qanun)
Samer Ali (Violin)
Mohamed Nabawi (Accordion)
Jawad Bohsina (Keyboard)
Carlos Fakhoury (Bass)
George Radi (Percussion)
Najeeb Alsahoum (Percussion)
Tickets: *Please visit link below to purchase
Buy $5.50 student tickets ($8.50 after 3/5)
Buy $12.50 general admission ($15.50 after 3/5)
Yousef Shamoun was born in Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo is home to a strong tradition of composing and singing the Muwashshahat and the Qudud Halabiya. It is also known for its Tarab, a musical style which means "enchantment." Yousef belongs to the school of great Aleppian singers such as Sabah Fakhri,Mohamad Khairy and Omar Al-Batsh. He is known for both his mastery of the mawwal (non-metric vocal improvisation) and for his powerful rendition of the Arabic Maqam. Yousef is passionate about both preserving the classical tradition of Muwashshahat while also experimenting and innovating with their style and structures. As an active member of the Syrian-American community, Yousef has performed in several events and countries throughout the US, as well as Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Monday, March 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium
New York, NY 10027
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.