New Sounds From Arab Lands

Feb 26, 2013

Credit Carlos Casas/Aga Khan Music Initiative

New Sounds From Arab Lands is five musicians from Syria, Tunisia and Lebanon respectively. They were brought together in collaboration with the Aga Khan music initiative, and are artists in a residency at Dartmouth College curated by ethnomusicologist and music professor Ted Levin. The group performs this evening at the Spaulding auditorium. We caught up with the group from a studio at Dartmouth College.

New Sounds From Arab Lands:

Kinan Azmeh – Clarinet

Basel Rajoub – Saxophone

Jasser Haj Youssef – Violin/viola d’amore

Feras Charestan – Qanun

Khaled Yassine - Percussion

You can listen to the song they played for us in the studio, Rituals by clicking on the file below.