First Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival with the Bassam Saba Ensemble
Berklee welcomes world-renowned nay and flute virtuoso Bassam Saba and his ensemble for a residency as part of the college's First Annual Middle Eastern Festival. Saba will work with Berklee students on February 17 and 18, and perform with them during the first set of this night's concert. The second set will feature the Bassam Saba Ensemble. The festival aims to showcase different styles and genres of Middle Eastern music and artists, and to bring together students from different musical and cultural backgrounds in experiencing this music. This event is sponsored by the Ensemble Department and the Office for Cultural Diversity, and was founded and directed by Berklee Voice faculty member Christiane Karam.