Ensemble of Ragas presents “RAGA MAQAM: Project MiddleEast for a Kinder World”, a concert that integrates Raga with Maqam, a musical exploration of history and a blending of cultures.
One Music. One Community. The power of music cuts across all barriers, and this concert integrates Raga with Maqam, a musical exploration of history and a blending of cultures. This is a collaboration with renowned Cello-Oud artiste from Syria Kinan Abou-Afach and Oud-Frame Drum artiste Ronnie Malley from Palestine for a presentation of new original Raga-Maqam works -an exciting blend of music with Peruvian Middle Eastern dancer Marisela Tapia.
South Indian Veena player Saraswathi Ranganathan has organized a short series of concerts in conjunction w/ the Chicago Park District! Other featured performers will include Carlo Basile (Las Guitarras de Espana), Kinan Abou-Afach from Syria on cello, Ronnie Malley from Palestine on Oudh, Bob Garrett (Sting’s The Last Ship) on Turkish frame drum/Cahon and dancers Kinnari Vora and Marissa Tapia.