Friday, November 16, 2012

Traditional Saudi Music Comes To Washington, DC

Bring your family and get ready of a rare celebration that will take place in Washington, DC, the American capital. The Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex is hosting an event exhibiting Saudi culture to the public. "Eid al-Arabia: A Cultural Celebration," Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 am-5 pm. While there will be many events and functions, the portion I am interested in the most is the music.

For more details please visit this webpage.

Traditional Saudi Music
DateSaturday, November 17, 2012, 11 am, 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
VenueSackler Gallery
Event LocationSublevel 1
CostFree; walk-in.
Related ExhibitionRoads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
An ensemble of musicians from Saudi Arabia performs traditional music from the Arabian Peninsula. Poetic lyrics and complex rhythms combine with ancient modal melodies to produce distinctive regional styles. Vocalists are accompanied by ‘ud (lute), qanun (zither), nay (flute), drums, and violin.

traditional saudi song


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