Music | Palestine
Kamilya Jubran: The Maqam and Beyond
Thursday, Jun 11th 9:30pm
Friday, Jun 12th 9:30pm
$25, members, students with ID and seniors, $35 non-members
Kamilya Jubran infuses the ancient power of classical Arabic music with contemporary interpretation. In Arabic classical music, a maqam, like an Indian raga or Western classical musical mode, shapes the melodic development of compositions. An extraordinary vocalist, Jubran is rooted in the classical tradition of the maqam.
Singing modern poetry from Palestine, Iraq, and beyond, Jubran gave voice to a passionate and personal program at the Asia Society that explored the idea of “place” in shaping the stages of life.
For exclusive footage of Kamilya in performance, and more about this master vocalist, please see the BlueLine Web site (presented by invitation of the artist.)
Kamilya Joubran's peformance was made possible through the generous support of ArteEast (www.arteeast.org) and through a re-grant by the Ford Foundation.