In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members
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Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups
are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London
(The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.
is a GRAMMY nominated, internationally recognized artist known for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent. Falu’s career in the States had led to a series of brilliant and high profile collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler and A. R. Rahman amongst others.
Sami Abu Shumays
is an Arabic violinist, vocalist, and rababa player, co-founder and musical director of Zikrayat, and a teacher and scholar of maqam and Arabic music. His field of expertise is in the Egyptian and Syrian music traditions, and Zikrayat highlights gems from the “Golden Age” of Egyptian Cinema, the 1930’s-60’s, presenting exciting dance numbers alongside classical Tarab repertory. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Sami is a second-generation Palestinian-American immigrant, who studied Western classical music, piano, violin and composition as a boy, and as an undergraduate at Harvard University
This concert is accompanied by vocalist and harmonium player Gaurav Shah
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.