Sound: The Encounter (Iran/Syria) coming to the US next month. Check them out!

Sound13_horizontalInfluenced by African and Arabic music and dance, contemporary ensemble pieces blending elements of devotional songs, mystical music, and dance traditions spring forth from the Persian Gulf and the Silk Route.

Sound: the Encounter (see tour schedule below) brings together adventurous musicians from Iran and Syria who seek to reassemble diverse expressions of a shared musical heritage in contemporary forms. The result is a collection of newly-developed and arranged musical pieces inspired by the millennium-old musical legacy of the ancient Silk Route that are rooted in classical and folk traditional musical forms and re-imagined within a new artistic frame.

Ancient instruments (bagpipes, flutes and drums) take on new contemporary identities in the hands of award-winning Syrian composer and saxophonist Basel Rajoub, acclaimed Iranian musician and dancer Saeid Shanbezadeh, and up-and-coming Iranian virtuoso percussionist Naghib Shanbezadeh.


Sound: The Encounter, New Music from Iran and Syria:
Full Tour Schedule

12/07/2013, Sat
New York, NY
Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
Tix: $22.00 – $30.00, Show: 8:00 pm

12/08/2013, Sun
New York, NY
Alwan For The Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
Tix: $15.00 – $20.00, Doors Open: 6:30 pm, Show: 7:00 pm

12/09/2013, Mon
New York, NY
Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
12/12/2013, Thu
Washington, DC
Freer Sackler: Meyer Auditorium
1050 Independence Ave SW
Tix: $0.00, Show: 7:30 pm

12/14/2013, Sat
Houston, TX
Asia Society Houston
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Tix: $25.00 -$30.00, Show: 7:30 pm

12/15/2013, Sun
Houston, TX
Ismaili Centre of Houston
Bammel North Houston Road

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