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
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.