Arts Calendar

May 11

Music from the Middle East: an evening with Yair Dalal and Dror Sinai

From site: Middle Eastern Languages Events

Violinist and oud player Yair Dalal is joined by percussionist Dror Sinai for an evening of music from the Middle East.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center

Yair Dalal
Violinist and oud player Yair Dalal interweaves in his music the traditions of Iraqi and Jewish Arab music, with a range of other influences, from the Balkans to India. Dalal grew up in Israel, in a community of immigrants from Baghdad, and studied with the master Jewish Iraqi musicians who emigrated from Iraq to Israel in the 1950s. He is one of the handful artists who preserve and sustain the Jewish-Iraqi musical heritage. Dallal collaborated with a variety of musicians within the Arab music tradition and beyond. Among them: Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, L. Shankar, and Hamza el Din. 

Dror Sinai
California based Percussionist and music educator Dror Sinai performs as solo artist and with ensembles throughout the US. He collaborates with a variety of Middle East musicians, among them Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yuval Ron and Yair Dalal. Dror also teaches percussion and presents lectures and workshops in colleges and universities, schools and community centers. 

Sponsored by Middle Eastern Languages Events. Contact: Yaron Klein, Middle Eastern Languages, x5178