Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble Concert
June 16, 2021
Explore the English translations of the song lyrics performed during the fall concert here.
Experience music from throughout the Arab world in this concert by the campus-community ensemble.
The Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble, whose name means “creating enchantment through music,” is a musical group made up of Virginia Tech students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Under the direction of Anne Elise Thomas, ethnomusicologist, the ensemble learns vocal and instrumental pieces from various parts of the Arab world for performance on percussion, voice, strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass), and Arabic instruments (`ud, qanun, and nay).