Articles tagged amir elsaffar

14 Nov 2015 // 12:15 PM

Amir ElSaffar: Crisis

A Chicago trumpeter of Iraqi heritage fuses jazz to maqam music in a fifth brilliant outing.

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Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers

Civilizations clash with harmonious results as this Iraqi-American composer fuses the traditional strains of Arabic folk music with fiery free jazz, creating a powerful tribute to a beautiful culture whose history is obscured by the fog of war.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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