Alpharabius : Ancient Music, Dance and Cultural Exchange, from the Middle East to Europe, 14th-19th centuries. (Presented in cooperation with Melos Choir and Period Instruments)
Alpharabius is a musical ensemble dedicated to exploring the musical interactions of the rich cultures of the Mediterranean from the 9th-19th centuries. Featuring renowned Arabic music historian, Dr. George Sawa, playing qanun; percussionist Suzanne Meyers-Sawa; and members of Sine Nomine Ensemble for Mediaeval Music on period instruments, they will perform European and Middle Eastern instrumentals from centuries of cultural exchange, and accompany dances by traditional Egyptian Dancer, Nada Israya. Co-sponsored by Melos Choir and Period Instruments, in preparation for their May 11 concert, Early Music and Dance, Middle East to France, 9th-19th centuries.
See http://www.melos-earlymusic.org/ for open workshops to be held in late March.