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A Global Music Series: Michel Merhej and the Bil Afrah Project

12/07/18

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th street) Map

212--81-7-8215


07-12-2018 12:00:00 07-12-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York A Global Music Series: Michel Merhej and the Bil Afrah Project The Bil Afrah Project celebrates one of the Middle East’s legendary albums: Ziad Rahbani’s Bil Afrah. The instrumental song suite recorded by Rahbani’s ensemble in 1975, including Michel Merhej, features some of the Arab world’s most beloved standards as well as the dazzling taqasim (improvisations) for which the Arabic tradition is well known. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear the Bil Afrah suite performed in its totality, live and in sequence featuring violins, bass, qanun (zither), oud (fretless lute), buzuq (fretted lute), and Arabic percussion. TICKETS: $25, $20 members (free for CUNY students/faculty/staff) To purchase, visit www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms or call Eventbrite at 1.888.210.4283. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=337778 The Graduate Center, CUNY The Graduate Center, CUNY

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The Bil Afrah Project celebrates one of the Middle East’s legendary albums: Ziad Rahbani’s Bil Afrah. The instrumental song suite recorded by Rahbani’s ensemble in 1975, including Michel Merhej, features some of the Arab world’s most beloved standards as well as the dazzling taqasim (improvisations) for which the Arabic tradition is well known. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear the Bil Afrah suite performed in its totality, live and in sequence featuring violins, bass, qanun (zither), oud (fretless lute), buzuq (fretted lute), and Arabic percussion.

TICKETS: $25, $20 members (free for CUNY students/faculty/staff) To purchase, visit www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms or call Eventbrite at 1.888.210.4283.

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