Articles tagged amir elsaffar

Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound: Not Two

It is elevating to the spirit to encounter music and philosophy characterized by such warmth and amenity.

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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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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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