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Wanees Zarour | Rock Island Public Library Watts-Midtown Branch

April 17 @ 6:00 pm

Informal 45-minute performance and lecture for patrons, open to the public. FREEwww.quadcityarts.com/vas.htmlwww.waneeszarour.com/Wanees Zarour is an award winning Palestinian-American composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist steeped in maqam and jazz music. He is a community leader who believes in creating an environment that is conducive to artistic expression and collective music making. Zarour directs the Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago, co-directs the Chicago Immigrant Orchestra, and leads ‘East Loop,’ a septet that explores the intersections between the maqam and jazz traditions.Born into a family of musicians, Zarour started his Western classical training on the violin at the age of 7 at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music where he showed extraordinary talent and fast advancement in his musical education. A few years after, Zarour started his training in Maqam, Middle Eastern Repertoire, the Arab violin tradition and picked up the buzuq, a long-necked chordophone most common in the Levant region. Zarour is a virtuoso on the buzuq, in addition to playing the oud, violin and percussion. ​ See less


April 17
6:00 pm


Quad City Arts
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