Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble opens
Tickets: $15/Adv $20/Door
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Doors: 7:00 PM
More info: 831-227-9514
World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam, originally from Lebanon and now resident of Santa Cruz, directs the Elias Lammam Trio.
The Trio plays popular Arabic music of the mid-20th century, including songs of Oum Kholthum, Fairuz, Warda, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the Rahbani brothers, among others, and Mr. Lammam’s own original compositions and improvisations. The Trio includes Elias Lammam on microtonal accordion and vocals, jazz bassist Cary Nichols of Santa Cruz on upright bass, and special guest percussionist Tareq Rantisi, originally from Jerusalem and now living in Boston, on tabla, tambourine, and frame drums.
This concert is being presented to the community as the finale of the first annual Santa Cruz Arabic Music Week, an intensive weeklong workshop in Arabic music presented by Elias Lammam.
The Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble, with guest performers from the participants of the first annual Santa Cruz Arabic Music Week, directed by Elias Lammam, will open the show.
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