Contemporary sounds from the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran.
Crossover, popular, and traditional styles. Semester repertoire chosen according to student interest.
We play music from many artists, including Dhafer Youssef, Joseph Tawadros, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Charbel Rouhana, Hossam Ramzy, Fairuz, Davood Azad, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Sezen Aksu, Fairuz, Sayyid Darwish, Natacha Atlas...
Lots of modal improv, new grooves, some odd-meters etc. This is an opportunity to work on improvisation and interpretation without worrying about lots of chord changes.