neareast07 The Near East Ensemble (ETHNMUS 91 and 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.

Director: A. J. Racy

The ensemble will be directed by Sami Asmar <> during the Fall 2017 quarter.

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