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Kazem Al Saher Concert in Detroit Attracts Over 2,000 Fans

posted on: May 30, 2009

More than 2,000 fans attended the Kazem Al Saher/Carole Samaha concert which was held at the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit yesterday.

Carole Samaha opened the evening with a smashing show featuring some of her notable hits as well as selections which included Lebanese folkloric music. She was vibrant and inspiring as she sang folkloric renditions such as the classic folkloric medley “Mijana.”

Kazem Al Saher was exhilarating with his almost poetic vocals. Al Saher sings Arabic music in the classic genre and his melismatic style of singing a single syllable while moving between different notes was unparalled. His style was reminiscent of Nazam Al Ghazali, Iraq’s legendary virtuoso of the Arabic classical period.

Al Saher engaged the audience with many of his hits–which are representative of his lengthy career of over 25 years. He ended the evening with a beautiful rendition of his renowned musical classic, “Baghdad,” which deeply moved the audience.

Arab, a media sponsor for the event, gave away two prizes during a special raffle. Arab Detroit founder Warren David announced the winners.

Prior to the Detroit concert, Al Saher and Samaha performed in Chicago and Las Vegas. The tour will also perform in Connecticuit, Houston and Orlando.

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