Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5 PM
Celebrate the diversity of Arabic music with the members of the Itraab ensemble. This acoustic concert features songs from around the Arab world, bringing instruments and voices together in community.
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, 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).
This event is a part of the Salaam: Exploring Muslim Cultures project, made possible by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; Building Bridges: Arts, Culture, and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Free admission, open to all; for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register here.