Celebrate Brooklyn! Souad Massi / Simon Shaheen
Saturday, July 7, 2012
6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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Algerian songbird SOUAD MASSI is one of the most original and captivating voices to come out of North Africa, with a stylistic range that runs the gamut from Western folk, rock, and country to flamenco, Arab street pop, and the chaabi music of her home. Souad will bring her ensemble of master musicians with her for this very special concert which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence.
The evening begins with a set by the NYC-based Palestinian oud and violin wizard SIMON SHAHEEN, “one of the definitive interpreters of Arab culture in the West” (Daily News). Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process.