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Sep 26 2019

Layali Al-Fan (Art Nights): Introduction to Arabic Music

September 26, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Arab American Cultural Center 111 Stevenson Hall


701 S Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60612

A Hands-on Workshop led by Rami Gabriel on Arabic Music

Rami's bio: Lebanese-Egyptian guitarist and oud player Rami Gabriel, who grew up in Toronto, has gained attention in Chicago for his invaluable contributions to the adventurous Jazz Manouche combo led by guitarist Alfonso Ponticelli, Swing Gitan. But the highly skilled musician—who is also an author, a psychology scholar teaching at Columbia College and a recent fellow at the prestigious Center for Black Music Research—has a wide range of musical interests, traversing an array of global styles and approaches. He’s followed up his serious training in Arabic music—with studies in Cairo and Istanbul—with his own spin on the tradition. His 2015 album Oud Blues & New Traditions explored a marriage between Arabic music and Chicago blues, and 2019 album Arabic Xhaman explores ecstatic traditions in Middle Eastern music.


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Sep 11, 2019

Date updated

Sep 11, 2019