MENA Music Presents
Orchestra of Tangier
Abderrahim Souiri, guest vocalist
This program of festive yet contemplative Moroccan classical music brings together Orchestra of Tangier, led by the legendary master, Ahmed Zaitouni, with the famous vocalist, Abderrahim Souiri. The thousand-year-old Andalusian Music was performed in sultansí courts in the Southern Spain until the Reconquista, when non-Christian populations had to leave the area. Their musical and poetic traditions have been preserved in Morocco and other Maghreb countries. Orchestra of Tangier performs excerpts from Nubas (instrumental and vocal suites) with master musicians on rebab, violin, viola, tambourine and goblet drum.