Sunday, September 16, 2007

Marcel Khalife in Concert :: Nov 16, 2007

Friday, November 16, 8:00PM
Berklee Performance Hall, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
Box Office: 617-747-2261

With a grant from the Berklee Performance Center, Tawassul, ADCMA proudly bring Marcel Khalife to Boston with his Taqasim of Mahmouud Darwich Poetry. The event is a benefit concert to bring two students from the Edward Said National Music Conservatory in Palestine for a 5 week summer program at the Berklee College of Music, summer 2008.

Though born in Lebanon, Marcel Khalife is a cultural icon throughout the Arab World. Perhaps no other contemporary artist has so changed the face of Arab music. Classically trained on the Oud (lute) at the National Academy of Music in Beirut, Khalife refused to be limited by the rigidity of tradition, thus significantly expanding the possibilities of Arab Music. Yet for such an innovative composer, Khalife is amazingly popular. In almost any corner of the Arabic speaking world it is not unusual to find audiences numbering in the thousands singing along with Khalife.

UNESCO Artist for Peace, this composer, singer and musician has released more than 20 albums during his career.

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