Hewar Hewar (Dialogue), a Syrian quintet made up of oud, clarinet, a soprano, cello, and percussion, plays Arabic music influenced by classical, jazz, and eastern European music.

Program on the Millennium Stage:
  • Loquacity (Issam Rafea)
  • Evening (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Oud Improvisations (Issam Rafea)
  • Dance (Ghanem Haddad)
  • Prayer [dedicated to Edward Said] (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Blue Silence (Kinan Abou-Afach)
  • Departure (Issam Rafea)
  • Rituals (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Kinan Abu-Afash (cello)
  • Omar Al-Musfi (percussion)
  • Kinan Azmeh (clarinet)
  • Dima Orsho (soprano)
  • Issam Rafea ('oud)
CLICK HERE to watch and listen to Hewar's Performance from the Kennedy Center's Video Archive.

The Washington Post
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Daily Star (Beirut)
The World (Boston)
Daily Star (Beirut)

Publications (CDs):
Hewar (2005)

Official website: www.kinanazmeh.com/dia.html

Thanks to: His Excellency Dr. Imad Moustapha of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic, members of the US Department of State, and Mr. David Chambers of the Middle East Institute.

(Click here to read a poem in tribute to the late Dr. Edward Said while listening to Hewar's "Prayer.")

* co-produced and co-marketed by David Chambers

February 27, 2004 (Friday) 6:00 p.m. on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

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