Words Adorned: Demonstration of Arabic Vocal Tradition

3 Dec 2015
Irvine Auditorium Building, Amado Recital Hall, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia


The Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

In conjunction with the Center-funded project Words Adorned, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture will present a free music demonstration with renowned Palestinian vocalist Dalal Abu Amneh and Al-Bustan's Takht Ensemble.

Words Adorned features a series of performances and workshops leading up to the premiere of two new compositions by Arab-American composers Kareem Roustom and 2013 Pew Fellow Kinan Abou-Afach on December 5. The commissioned works will explore new avenues of musical language and will be performed by Al-Bustan's Takht Ensemble with The Crossing, a Philadelphia-based Western choir, and Dalal Abu Amneh, a Palestinian vocalist.

This event is free; no RSVP required.