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POSTPONED - Ecstatic Music: Amir ElSaffar’s "Rivers of Sound" with Hamid Al-Saadi

Saturday | April 25 2020 | 8:30 pm


This event has been postponed. 
In-person events at Kaufman Music Center have been suspended through July 31. See Kaufman Music Center community updates related to COVID-19.

Ecstatic Music's 10th Season
Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has mastered disparate musical styles and created a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra presents 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions; together, the group creates an entirely new musical language that transcends established notions of style and convention. Featuring Iraqi vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the last living masters of Baghdadi maqam, and other special guests.