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Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble

 Five Itraab members performing outside, all are smiling and happy

A project of the Moss Arts Center, Itraab is an ensemble of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and community members who learn and perform Arabic music.

Under the direction of ethnomusicologist Anne Elise Thomas, the ensemble performs traditional and contemporary Arabic songs and features qanun (78-stringed table harp), oud (11-stringed lute), nay (end-blown reed flute), cello, violin, voice, percussion, and dance.

The ensemble is free and open to participation for all. Instruments are provided for use. Musical experience is a plus, but not necessary. Young people (ages 10 and up) are welcome to participate with an adult. For more information or to join the group, contact

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