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Day: September 7, 2023

2023 Arabic Music Days: Music, Visual Arts, Poetry, Craft, and Film

This year’s Arabic Music Days will focus on the oud, the unrivaled queen of Arabic music. Five days in September will honor the centuries-old tradition of the instrument as well as its role in contemporary culture. In concerts with the Ahmad Shamma Quartet, Islam Taha & The Cairo Oud House Trio, Sherine Tohamy & The Abu Dhabi Oud House Trio, and the Nehad El-Sayed Quintet, the short-necked lute will be heard in different settings—including an oud quartet a well as ensembles featuring saxophone or strings. For the festival’s finale, curator Naseer Shamma will lead a veritable oud orchestra.

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