Arabesque Festival in DC

National Public Radio: Music Interviews & Profiles
A Syrian Frequent Flier, Clarinet In Hand

Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh is one of many artists from the Arab world performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Azmeh has played with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and has released three albums with his ensemble Hewar.

Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh is one of many artists from the Arab world performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Azmeh has played with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and has released three albums with his ensemble Hewar.

Comments (8)


1. norman said:

Thank you.

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March 7th, 2009, 11:53 pm

 

2. Off the Wall said:

From the link on the interview with Kinan Azmeh, a link to a story bout the very prestigious High School of Music in Damascus and the difficulties artists have in finding jobs. But the introduction story itself is excellent and the talk about Syria and educational system is excellent.

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=6215809&m=6215810

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March 8th, 2009, 12:05 am

 

3. Sébastien A. said:

Great innovation by putting a web video.

The quality of your site is just growing by the months! (am doing a masters and I’ve looked up all your achieves since the beginning)

Thank you,

Sebastien A.

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March 8th, 2009, 12:33 am

 

4. Yossi (AKA Rumyal) said:

Great initiative with the festival, I wish it was travalling to other parts of the US.

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March 8th, 2009, 1:52 am

 

5. Joshua said:

Dear Sebastien,

Thanks for the kind words. I should imagine that SC is useful for research as it catalogs events chronologically for 5 years and the comment section provides a cross section of public concerns and commentary.

All the same, in academe, blogs are not considered academic work, research, etc… Alas.

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March 8th, 2009, 2:36 am

 

6. Alex said:

Here is where you can email yourself the full video for the performance of Al-Farah Choir at the Kennedy center

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March 8th, 2009, 4:42 am

 

7. Nabil said:

The choir came with a message of love, interfaith harmony and peace. From all I heard and read, they were a great success in their performances in Washington, Detroit, Jacksonville and Orlando…

To read firsthand about the Choir, go to http://www.choirofjoy.org/blog

Nabil
Disclosure: I am one of their online resources.

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March 9th, 2009, 4:20 am

 

8. Off the Wall said:

Nabil
35 years ago, I was a member of a similar choir, but we were no way or shape remotely as good as these wonderful kids. In fact, our singing was outright Nashaz 🙂

Kudos to them and to you for being one of their supporters.

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March 9th, 2009, 6:22 am

 

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