Simon Shaheen with Rima Khcheich to present Arabic Music from Al-Andalus to the Golden Age

Simon Shaheen - Photo by Joslyn Duncan
Simon Shaheen – Photo by Joslyn Duncan
Simon Shaheen, one of the great maestros of the ‘ud (short-necked fretted Arabic lute that is the ancestor of the European lute), and Rima Khcheich, one of Lebanon’s finest vocalists are scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm in New York.

Their program will include music from the ancient courts of Al-Andalus (Medieval Moorish Iberia) to the “Golden Age” of Arabic music, including songs from 1930s-50s Egypt and Lebanon by such composers as Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the Rahbani Brothers, and Zakariyya Ahmad.

Venue: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
$30; $25 seniors, students. Box office (917) 267-0363

tickets: www.robertbrowningassociates.com

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