The Project: Stringed Instruments from Around the World

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The Project explores Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Eastern European, Celtic, Medieval, and West African music through original compositions and unexpected instrumentation, including tarhu duets.   FEATURING: Daniel Berkman - kora, percussion Gary Haggerty - oud, tarhu Peter Maund - percussion Sarah Michael - kanun, tarhu Diana Rowan - harps   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Daniel Berkman is a San Francisco-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, accompanist, singer-songwriter, and electronic...
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Michelle Alany & The Mystics: Sephardic Soul & Balkan Music

Michelle Alany & The Mystics: Sephardic Soul & Balkan Music
Saturday, December 16 @ 8:00PM
Michelle Alany & The Mystics brings fresh interpretations of ancient melodies, hypnotic strings, and wild improvisation with their energizing soulful music. The band consists of seasoned jazz, classical, and globally folk-minded musicians with diverse musical backgrounds in Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Klezmer music.   FEATURING: Michelle Alany - violin, vocals Gregory Masaki Jenkins - clarinet Misha Khalikulov - cello Travis Hendrix - upright bass Faisal Zedan - percussion Andrew Co...
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Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf

Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf
Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30PM
Priscilla Portes joins David Jacob and Rouzbehan Richard for a tribute to northeastern Brazilian legend Dona Selma do Coco with an evening of vocals, piano and trumpet, and Middle Eastern daf frame drum. Featuring: Priscilla Portes - vocals David Jacob - trumpet and piano Rouzbehan Richard - daf Priscilla met David and Rouzbehan at Berkeley and decided to bring their 10 years of jazz improvisations on a journey to the province of Pernambuco in Brazil. Along this journey, the trio has fu...
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Gari & Faisal: Middle Eastern Melody & Rhythm

Gari & Faisal: Middle Eastern Melody & Rhythm
Friday, March 31 @ 7:30PM
Multi-string player Gari Hegedus and Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan return to the Poppy with a concert of original compositions by Hegedus and traditional instrumental music from various regions in the Middle East. Their focus: Dialogue and interplay between melody and rhythm.   Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music more than 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic, and Bretagne music. From there, he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkis...
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Ya Layl: Explorations of the Middle East

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Ya Layl presents “Mostly Middle Eastern,” a program of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, and other music performed by Sarah Michael, Peter Maund, and Suellen Primost. Special guest Niko Bakulich joins the trio for an eclectic evening of lively dance numbers, modal improvisations, American standards, and medieval pilgrim songs. Featuring: Sarah Michael - kanun (Arabic zither) Suellen Primost - cello Peter Maund - percussion Niko Bakulich - bass   Kanun player Sarah Michael has been studyin...
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