Please join us for a performance by Hamid Al-Saadi with Safaafir, featuring Hamid Al-Saadi, vocals; Amir ElSaffar, santur, vocals; Dena El Saffar, violin, joza, vocals; Tim Moore, percussion, vocals; Zahra Ali, vocals.
Marking 20 years since the US invasion of Iraq, this performance will celebrate the classical Iraqi Maqam of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul with world-renowned practitioners of the art. Maqam music developed over centuries; its melodies, rhythms, and poetry are a direct reflection of Iraq's rich geography and culture, past and present.
Tickets are free and open to the public.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
Expected Run Time is 80 minutes