Presented By
Mediterranean Music Institute

Layth Sidiq Performs with Syrian Band Al Turaz Al Andalusí

This event has passed.
Please see the events listing for upcoming events.
Event Dates
Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Casa Arabe
calle Alcala 62

The Mediterranean Music Institute joins Casa Arabe in Madrid, Spain, in a tribute to the thousands of victims and refugees that have left Syria and Iraq, bringing the extraordinary violin of Iraqi/Jordanian Layth Sidiq (Al-Rubaye) who will perform as a guest artist with the Syrian band Al Turaz Al Andalusí. 

Al Turaz Al Andalusí performs traditional Andalusí-rooted music and Sufí (tannoura) dance from Syria. The band is led by Salah Sabbag, a Syrian percussionist from Aleppo established in Spain; Syrian singer Mahmoud Fares, one of the most well known singers of traditional repertoire with an extraordinary prestige for his renditions of Sufi Andalusi Inshad Dini music; and Sufí dancer Babli. Alumni violinist Layth Sidiq '14 will join this band representing Berklee and will perfom three traditional Syrian tunes. 

This concert accompanies the photography exhibition Wa Habibi, a visual memory of Syria by photographer Carole Alfarah.