Demonstration: “Arab Classical Music: Simon Shaheen”

Friday, June 22, 2018, 1 PM

Learn about the rich tradition of Arab classical music from one of its greatest composers and performers on violin and ‘ud (Arab lute). He demonstrates and discusses Arab music’s melodic and rhythmic modes (maqams and iqa’ comparable to Indian ragas and talas) alongside sculptures showing the same instrument from eighth-century China and Central Asia.

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, gallery 17
  • Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first come, first served.