Time: June 22, 2012 from 9pm to 11pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver Street (between Broad and Broadway), 4th floor, New York, NY 10004
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://alwanforthearts.org/ev…
Event Discipline: music, other, performance
Organized By: Alwan for the Arts
Latest Activity: Jun 4, 2012
Amir ElSaffar and the Two Rivers Ensemble will be performing selections from the "Inana" Suite, named for the Ancient Sumerian goddess of love and warfare.
This sextet of jazz and Middle Eastern musicians have made innovative strides in in using the maqam modal system to transform the jazz idiom. Deeply rooted in musical forms of Iraq and nearby regions, the music still speaks the language of swing, improvisation and group interaction, and the resultant sound is distinct from other contemporary cross-cultural musical fusions.
Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm
Tickets: $20 General | $15 Members, Seniors, Students - available at the door or online.