The Pasha Band is made up of some of the finest middle eastern musicians to be found in the San Francisco Bay Area.Â Husain Resan, oud, violin and vocals; Younes Al-Maqboul, violin; and Amina Goodyear, percussion, make up the core of this group, with an additional one to two musicians to be added as the concert approaches.
Husain Dixon ResanÂ hails from Iraq, where he began his study of theÂ oudÂ at age 14 in Bayt al-Fann in Baghdad,Â joining its music ensemble at age 16.Â Coming to the U.S., Husain studied violin at City College, and has been a key component of the middle eastern music scene here in San Francisco for many years.Â Joining Husain in the Pasha Band is violinist Younes Al-Maqboul, who has set a very high standard for the violinists here since arriving from Morocco several years ago, and Amina Goodyear, a renowned figure locally for her work as a dancer and teacher, often performing on percussion with the regionâ€™s best middle eastern musicians.
Amina;s blog, Ba Olek Eh (tell you what) is a goldmine of insight into the day-to-day activities of dozens of musicians and dancers who comprise the local Arabic music community.
We are always excited at the prospect of another performance by these musicians and their associates on the bookshop stage at Bird & Beckett.Â Please join us for an exhilarating excursion across a beautiful pan-Arabic musical terrain.
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site