Middle Eastern Ensemble, April 23, 2018

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, presents classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.

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  1. Thanks so much for putting this out on the web. When I lived in Maine, I loved to go over to Bowdoin to see this ensemble. Now I am far away in Africa and it is a joy to count on seeing and hearing Messrs. Libby and LaPerna’s ensemble twice a year. The program is always a charming set of songs that puts me in a tranquil and contemplative mood. These concerts are just delightful. Thanks. PS What happened to the guy who used to play the qanun? Added a rich flavor.

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