Show - Hamid Al Saadi and Amir Elsaffar

Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 7:00pm

Barbes
376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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In Partnership with David Ellenbogen and NYC Radio Live

The only person in his generation to have memorized and mastered all 56 maqamat from the Baghdadi repertoire, Al-Saadi is one of the few vocalists who is keeping the maqam alive today, at a time when so many elements of this profound tradition are in danger of extinction.

Born in Iraq in 1958, Hamid Al-Saadi’s artistic, musical and scholarly journey with the Iraqi maqam began from childhood, inspired by his avid love of the Iraqi and Baghdadi culture, the Arabic language, music and poetry.

He was a student of the legendary Yusuf Omar (1918-1987), who pronounced Al-Saadi as his successor. Muhammed Al-Gubbenchi (1901-1989) who taught Omar and was probably the most influential maqam reciter in history, said that he considered Al-Saadi to be the “ideal link to pass on the maqam to future generations.”

Al-Saadi now lives in the US on an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship."

2 sets with separate admissions: 7:00 and 9:00pm

Social distance will be enforced.

Tickets are sold as 2 tables of 4 and 2 tables of 2

All shows will also be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel

STREAM: https://www.youtube.com/c/BarbesBrooklyn

Tickets $25-$100

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