Amir Elsaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra
Sat Apr 23 2022 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pmUTC-08:00
The Soraya (The Valley's Center for the Performing Arts) | Northridge, CA
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Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar returns to The Soraya- this time with his 17-piece jazz orchestra, the Rivers of Sound. The group's Middle Eastern-inspired music blends with American jazz for a unique, infectious sound. Elements that traditionally divide musicians are reimagined in a fresh, transcultural soundscape. Public radio station WBGO recently called the orchestra's music an "exhilarating wash of sound, layers upon layers, meant to induce a phenomenon commonly known in Iraqi maqam as tarab, a sense of having an out-of-body experience." It highlights the sounds of oud, buzuq, and santur, and a Persian stringed hammered dulcimer, played by ElSaffar himself. He also weaves in Western classical instruments such as violin, cello, and oboe.
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The Soraya (The Valley's Center for the Performing Arts),
18111 Nordhoff Street, The Soraya (The Valley's Center for the Performing Arts),
Northridge, United States
Where is it happening?The Soraya (The Valley's Center for the Performing Arts), Northridge, United States
USD 35.00 to USD 71.00