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Sunday July 17th – 4:30 pm

Faisal Zedan Ensemble

Which Way West? Sunday Concerts

Percussionist Faisal Zedan, from Syria, is joined by violinists Husain Resan, from Iraq, and Younes El-Makboul in a program of pan-Arab music.  These three expert musicians have all graced the Bird & Beckett stage in the past, and can be counted on to provide a rich and delightful musical experience.

Faisal Zedan is acclaimed for his virtuosity on the derbakki, the riqq and the framedrum and for his deep knowledge of the complex Arabic musical structures, with a repertoire that ranges from classical muwashshahat to regional folkloric styles.

Husain Dixon Resan learned the oud at Baghdad’s Bayt-al-Fann school and joined its orchestra at age 16; he is considered a master violinist, and is also a fine vocalist.

All three musicians are associated with Aswat, a very large vocal ensemble based on the Peninsula.

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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