This event has been postponed.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), public events at Merkin Hall have been suspended through May 11. 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.