Demonstration of Arabic Vocal Tradition

Al-Bustan is pleased to have presented Words Adorned: A Vocal Demonstration by Dalal Abu Amneh with Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble, in partnership with University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Greenfield Intercultural Center.

Steeped in the Arab classical music tradition, Dalal Abu Amneh demonstrated her talent, singing several muwashshahat and fielding a variety of questions about her career, traditional vs folk Arab music, and her aspirations as a Palestinian artist. Members of the Arabic Choir Class held at UPenn opened the evening singing a few Andalusian muwashshahat and then accompanied Dalal in the choral parts as she sang solo.

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