Oud and Composition
Ashraf Sharif Khan
Three fascinating musicians and composers are at the center of the fourth annual Arabic Music Days. Once again curated by Iraqi oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma, the program combines music with poetry, visual art, and film from the Arab world, continuing the tradition from previous years. For the opening concert, Shamma is joined by highly acclaimed masters of string and percussion instruments from diverse musical traditions—including oud, sitar, bouzouki, clarinet, Turkish kemenche, Kurdish daf, and Brazilian drums.