Okbari

alhan

zapion

 

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble presents music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East including Ottoman Turkish Classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, Arabic classical and folk music, and dance music from the Armenian and Turkish immigrant diasporas. www.okbari.org




Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensemble performs classical and popular Arabic and Turkish Music. Their repertoire is drawn from compositions of some of the preeminent composers of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. The group features Eric LaPerna; riqq, darbuka and nay, Tom Kovacevic; oud, nay and vocals, and Madeleine Hanna; lead vocals and frame drum.
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Zapion performs classical, contemporary and folk music from Turkey, Armenia, Greece and the Arab world. The group features Eric LaPerna; tabla, Duncan Hardy; qanun, and Maria Wagner on the
 clarinet.