Freer/Sackler: Amir ElSaffar

Date: February 7, 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 6:45-9:30 P.M.
Place: Meyer Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institution's Freer/Sackler Galleries of Art
Tickets: free tickets required, available via Ticketmaster at (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328, or (703) 573-7328, or online at ticketmaster.com, or Ticketmaster walk-up locations

A pre-concert gallery tour of "Arts of the Islamic World" opens at 6:45 P.M. to kick off Amir ElSaffar's electric, original work. "Two Rivers" finds inspiration in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the composer's Iraqi and American heritage, and the common ground between American jazz and Iraqi classical music.

  • Amir ElSaffar: trumpet, santur
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: saxophone
  • Nasheet Waits: drums
  • Carlo DeRosa: bass
  • Zaafir Tawil: oud, violin, dumbek
Sponsors: Co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University

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