Brooklyn Maqam is proud to announce that Lebanese vocalist and oudist Firas Andari will perform in NYC this fall. Firas is a wonderful musician, and we couldn't be happier that he is the first artist Brooklyn Maqam has brought from overseas to perform.
Alongside presenting partners Lincoln Center and Habibi Festival, we can't wait for New York audiences to welcome him for these debut US performances. Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets in advance- these special shows will sell out!
- Saturday Sept 30th - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
- Sunday October 1st - Habibi Festival at Joe's Pub
- Tuesday October 3rd - Habibi Festival at Joe's Pub
More about Firas: Lebanese vocalist, oud player, educator, and maestro of the Arabic maqam musical tradition, Firas Andari began his musical studies at the age of 6. Andari acquired his classical repertoire from his teachers by ear, a critically grounding asset for an oral musical methodology that dates back over 800 years. His teachers' musical lineage trace directly to great masters in Egypt and the Levant, giving Andari access to a music culture that is all but lost - maqam performance with a richness in intonation and style unadulterated by western standard notation and the colonial influences of the 20th century. In his U.S. debut, Andari performs maqam music from regions historically of the Ottoman and Persian empires; namely the Middle East, Egypt, Turkey, and North Africa—presenting the different forms characteristic to maqam's many offshoots, including muwashahat, tawashih, qudud, adwar, mawawil, and qasa‘id.