Arabic Music Days

Inspired by Umm Kulthum

© Tepo Photographer, François Guenet, N.N.

Arabic Music Days 2019

Inspired by the legacy of legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, this season’s Arabic Music Days shine a spotlight on some of the most creative and original artistic voices of women in the Arabic world today. The three-day concert program includes performances by Egyptian singer Mai Farouk, Syrian singer and oud player Waed Bouhassoun, and Farida Mohamed Ali, one of the leading interpreters of Iraqi maqam.

An exhibition of recent works of visual art by Zaria Zardasht (Syria) and Nadira Mahmoud (Oman) will be on view throughout the festival. As in previous years, the program has been curated by Naseer Shamma.

Exhibition in the Mozart Auditorium (1st Floor)
Opening Hours

Thursday, September 26
5 pm–6.30 pm: Exhibition Opening
(Please order a numbered ticket free of charge by phone or at the box office)
6.30 pm–10 pm: Free admission

Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28
4 pm–10 pm: Free admission

Curator Naseer Shamma on the Arabic Music Days 2019

Exhibition: Nadira Mahmoud & Zaria Zardasht

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