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Global Folk: Maqam Traditions | Jazz & Contemporary Music

Sunday • April 24, 2022   |   6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Global Folk: Maqam Traditions

This program features a diverse repertoire of Arabic and Turkish music that includes selections of classical music as well as modern and contemporary styles. The students had the opportunity to dive into the world of maqam, which is the system of scales, modes, and improvisation in traditional Arabic and Turkish music, and explore how they could incorporate these concepts into their own jazz improvisations.

Nassem Alatrash is a Palestinian cellist, composer. Naseem’s tone was described as “a particularly lustrous tone” by Chicago Tribune. Naseem’s performances include a mix of improvisation and traditional melodies, with a focus on traditional Arabic music and jazz and contemporary classical music influence.


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Sunday • April 24, 2022
6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Wolfinsohn Recital Room
Zabriskie House 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.