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Afro-Tarab for Two

By: | posted on: Apr 18, 2018

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Date(s) - 04/18/2018
7:00 pm

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Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Cost:
$20 USD
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Website:
http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/tarek-yamani
Phone:
866-811-4111
Organization:
Baryshnikov Arts Center


NEW YORK, NEW YORK

“The pianist exploits the most expressive musical idiom of his adopted city (jazz) to explore, transform, transfigure and shed fresh light on the music of his rooted, real homeland.” – Time Out

“A magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones.” – New York Music Daily

Critically acclaimed Lebanese-American composer and pianist Tarek Yamani explores classical Arabic music within the frameworks of African-American jazz. The result, a genre often dubbed as “Afro-Tarab,” takes audiences on a journey from late 1800’s Egypt and Iraq to contemporary New York. For his performance at BAC, Yamani is joined by vibraphonist Sasha Berliner.

Leadership support for music programming provided by the Anne and Chris Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.

Tarek Yamani is an Lebanese-American New York-based composer and self-taught jazz pianist. In 2010, he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition for his composition Sama’i Yamani featuring Syrian singer Rasha Rizk

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