Tag Archive: Oud

“I hope next time we’ll have an opera in Arabic and I think it should feature the oud, which is one of my favourite instruments”

“I hope next time we’ll have an opera in Arabic and I think it should feature the oud, which is one of my favourite instruments” -Renée Fleming But…but, Ms. Fleming–there are already operas… Continue reading

Performance: Ahel El Nagam @ Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe (Louisville, KY)

If you are reading this, it’s because it was written earlier today and set to future post as I will be performing at the Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe in Louisville  (KY) when this… Continue reading

Music of the Whole World: The ABCs of Intercultural Music

So tonight, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is having their “Music of the Whole World: The ABCs of Intercultural Music” event that I mentioned in a previous post. The performances details: Thursday March 3,… Continue reading

Thursday Rehearsal Reflections: Ahel El Nagam

Tonight I’ll be rehearsing with one of my other bands, Ahel El Nagam (yes, the website is very much in need of updating–I’ll get to that when I have a chance-hah!).  We bill… Continue reading

“…and it never occurred to me that musical tastes and offerings will change as demographics change…”

So today, as I mentioned last week is a cello sectional coaching day, but I was so distracted by thoughts about the current DSO situation that I found it hard to concentrate at… Continue reading

khāmāt ṣawtiyyah

Another interesting blurb from A.J. Racy’s Making music in the Arab world: the culture and artistry of ṭarab Notably, the aesthetic of individuality is consistent with timbral specialization within the traditional ensemble. The… Continue reading

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