Artists

Naseer Shamma

Oud and Composition

Aytaç Doğan

Qanun

Hussein Zahawy

Daf

Ali Ghamsari

Tar

Giorgos Manolakis

Bouzouki

Jorge Bezerra

Percussion

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

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. Shamma opens the festival leading an ensemble of acclaimed artists performing his own compositions for various string and percussion instruments—including oud, qanun, tar, bouzouki, Kurdish daf, and Brazilian drums—each representing a rich musical tradition and culture.