Amir ElSaffar, Hamid al-Saadi + 3 in the Magic and Mystery of Maqam | Music | Chronogram Magazine

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Amir ElSaffar, Hamid al-Saadi + 3 in the Magic and Mystery of Maqam

When: Sat., Dec. 5, 5-6:15 p.m.

Clarion Concerts forges a new path on 05 December 2020, as it presents the composer, jazz trumpeter, vocalist and santur player Amir ElSaffar in a streaming concert at 5pm EST. Mr. ElSaffar, an Iraqi-American called "one of the most promising figures in jazz today" by the Chicago Tribune, will on this evening reach back to his father's roots in Iraq, and perform a collection of sacred maqams on santur in collaboration with Hamid al-Saadi, the singer said to be the greatest living exponent of maqam, and an ensemble to include Dena ElSaffar (joza), Tim Moore (percussion) and George Ziadeh (oud).

Price: $20 requested but any amount welcome

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