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Árabe

Middle Eastern immigrants have substantially influenced Mexican food, language, and architecture – but what about the music?

Árabe

Middle Eastern immigrants have substantially influenced Mexican food, language, and architecture – but what about the music?

Middle Eastern immigrants have substantially influenced Mexican food, language, and architecture – but what about the music? The al pastor taco comes from the Arab shawarma in which meat is cooked vertically on a spit; over 4,000 Spanish words are of Arab descent; and many churches in Guadalajara are constructed in the style of the Moorish Empire. But what about the music? I am going to discover and research the musical influence Arab immigrants had in Northern Mexico through interviews with elders in my community and Dr. Alfaro Velcamp, working with musicologist/organologist Hannah Grantham, and composing and recording music for my 11-piece ensemble that is truly representative of who I am, informed by research and family tradition.

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American Composers Orchestra: Welcome Back Family and Friends Chamber Concert

September 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm

DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Cary Hall (450 West 37th Street, NYC 10018)

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Experiential Orchestra presents Renewal: An Evening with Louise Toppin

October 2, 2021 | 8:00 pm

DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Cary Hall (450 West 37th Street)

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C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Presents “Joy”

October 3, 2021 | 2:30 pm

St. John's in the Village, 218 W. 11th St., Manhattan

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