Near East Ensemble, 2007

The Near East Ensemble (Ethnomusicology 91/161N) presents music and instruments from the Arab world. Its repertoire includes old court music genres from the Ottoman era, mystical works related to the Sufi Islamic sect, modal and drum improvisations, nightclub pieces and songs from rural folk celebrations.

A. J. Racy, director


Eastern Soul concert, 2007


Map of the Near East

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The Director

Metric Modes

Melodic Modes

The Instruments

The Rehearsal

The Performance

For information on the history of this ensemble click Ensemble History: Near East Ensemble.

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