Artists

Naseer Shamma

Oud and Composition

Thanasis Polykandriotis

Bouzouki

Hussein Zahawy

Daf

Ashraf Sharif Khan

Sitar

Jorge Bezerra

Percussion

Alex Simu

Clarinet

Emine Bostancı

Kemenche

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without 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. 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.

Talk with Naseer Shamma

For English subtitles, click on "CC" at the bottom right