Sounds of The Arab World and East Africa

Organised by The New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Center

Get captivated by a double bill that explores the sounds of Arabia, beginning with the African continent of Egypt, all the way to Zanzibar. This extraordinary UAE premiere will showcase the sounds and rhythms of traditional Sufi chanting and contemporary Arabian jazz together in a unique harmony of Arabic sounds.

The Arab World’s only Grammy and BBC Awards winner, Fathy Salama, known for his band Sharkiat, and his work on Youssou N’Dour’s Egypt, is joined by renowned Egyptian Sufi chanter, Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy.

Listen in awe as instrumental colours of the Indian Ocean culture blends with the African-Arab synthesis of Taarab music.

The Dhow Countries Music Academy is the only music school in Zanzibar dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music heritage of the Dhow Region, with emphasis on teaching the traditional music styles of taarab, kidumbak, and ngoma.

The event schedule is as follows:

- Sufism vs Modernism by Fathy Salama and Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy
- Zanzibari Taarab/Kidumbak Ensemble by Dhow Countries Music Academy

date and time

Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

event location

The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

contact info

The New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Center
Tel: 026284555

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Date Time Location Notes
Sep 26, 2019 08:00 PM 11:00 PM The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Venue:

The Red Theater

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