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Moroccan Court Music Series: Bassam Saba and Tareq Rantisi

Bassam Saba. Photo by Fouad Salloum

The inaugural concert of the 2015 Moroccan Court Music Series will feature Bassam Saba and Tareq Rantisi in a performance of classical Arabic music in the Patti Cadby Birch Court. Saba will play the nay (Arabic flute), oud (Arabic lute), and violin, accompanied by Rantisi on the frame drum, riqq (Arabic tambourine), and derbakkeh (dumbek, or goblet drum). The two masters will perform a range of music styles from the Arab world, including meditative improvisations and rhythmic tunes from Lebanon and Egypt.

Made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and The Persepolis Foundation.

This event is part of MetFridays: New York's Night Out.

Above: Bassam Saba. Photo by Fouad Salloum

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