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Safaafir with Hamid Al-Saadi
Safaafir is the only US-based ensemble dedicated to performing the Iraqi maqam, the classical vocal tradition of Iraq and one of the most refined of the many maqam traditions found throughout the Arab and Muslim world.
Maqam is the urban classical vocal tradition of Iraq. Found primarily in the cities of Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk, and Basra, the maqam repertoire draws upon musical styles of the many populations in Iraq, such as the Bedouins, rural Arabs, Kurds, and Turkmen as well as neighboring Persians, Turks, and other populations that have had extensive contact with Iraq throughout history. The use of the word maqam in Iraq is distinct from its use in the rest of the Arab world and Turkey, where the termView more
$25 General Admission, $18 Student, children under 18 free, EBT card holders $3 at door. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safaafir-with-hamid-al-saadi-the-iraqi-maqam-tickets-162092022603 or at the door.
209 Ashmont Street, Boston, MA 02124