Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble & Malouma
The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble with maqam singer Farida Mohammad Ali performs in a special double-bill event with Mauritanian vocalist Malouma.
- Mon., Mar. 2, 2009, 8:00 PM
- Eisenhower Theater
- $18.00 - $35.00
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Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble in Iraq: the Maqams and Songs of Nostalgic
The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble with maqam singer Farida Mohammad Ali is considered to be one of the most important in Iraq in reviving the Iraqi maqam, a musical genre based on the succession of vocal parts, the sequence of modes, and the use of rhythms and poetic form according to an order established by old Arabic musical traditions.
Malouma in Gamly
From Mauritania, Malouma plays music that is a mix of traditional and modern sounds, a melding of western styles to the Moorish music of the Sahara and adding electric guitars to traditional instruments such as the four-stringed, lute-like tidinit.
Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World
A. Huda and Samia Farouki
The State of Kuwait
The State of Qatar
The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain; the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center; The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Alice and David Rubenstein; Saudi Aramco; the Ford Foundation; Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian; Elaine and Steve Wynn; Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley; The Laura Pels Foundation; and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States.