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Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Lorin Maazel conducts the Arab and western musicians of the orchestra in its international debut program that includes two new works by their Artistic Director Marcel Khalifé and Beethoven's immortal Fifth Symphony.

Tue., Feb. 24, 2009, 7:30 PM

Opera House

$10.00 - $35.00

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Bachir Attar & the Master Musicians of Jajouka

Led by Bachir Attar, Morocco's Master Musicians of Jajouka play music that is "an evocation of sustained ecstasy. It is chaotic, cacophonous, sometimes at war with itself. And it is utterly intoxicating"  (Newsweek).

Wed., Feb. 25, 2009, 8:00 PM

Eisenhower Theater

$18.00 - $35.00

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K'NAAN

Hailing from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, hip hop artist K’NAAN grew up during the Somali civil war. Despite speaking no English, he taught himself hip hop and rap diction. Critics have said K’NAAN has “a sound that fuses Bob Marley, conscious American hip hop, and brilliant protest poetry.”

Fri., Feb. 27, 2009, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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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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Heather Raffo & Amir El Saffar: In Concert: The Sounds of Desire

Award-winning author and actress Heather Raffo teams with accomplished jazz trumpeter and Iraqi santoor player Amir El Saffar for a dramatic evening of spoken word and melodic solos.

Fri., Mar. 6, 2009, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$18.00

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Aswat: Celebrating The Golden Age of Arab Music

With a traditional, 12- to 15-piece Arab orchestra and special guest vocalists, leading Arab composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Shaheen directs an evening of classic, unforgettable melodies, soul-stirring voices, and lush orchestral arrangements.

Fri., Mar. 6, 2009, 8:00 PM

Eisenhower Theater

$18.00 - $35.00

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Marcel Khalifé and Al Mayadine Ensemble

One of the most celebrated Arab musicians and composers, oud player Marcel Khalifé and his group pay tribute to the late contemporary Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who was a great influence on Khalifé's music.

Sat., Mar. 7, 2009, 8:00 PM

Eisenhower Theater

$18.00 - $35.00

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Fathy Salama and Orchestra: Sultany

Egyptian jazz pianist Fathy Salama's music reflects his tireless efforts to bridge traditional and modern music from the Orient. For his program Sultany, he plays with his orchestra.

Sun., Mar. 8, 2009, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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