Tarab Ensemble is a group of Arab, Australian, Armenian, Iranian, and Latin musicians. They will take you on a journey to the streets and alleys of Al-Quds, Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut, Algiers and Andalusia: The home of Tarab.
Tarab is an Arabic word that is difficult to translate. It encapsulates the pleasure and joy one gets from great, often classical Arab music.
In 2019, Yousef Alreemawi; a multi-talented person with disability, founded the ensemble and named it after this beautiful concept of Tarab. In addition to the tireless effort, passion and talent of its musicians and beauty of Tarab, the ensemble owes its success to being Victoria's first and only group that is dedicated to instrumental classical Arab music.
Tarab Ensemble musicians are:
Yousef on Organ (Palestine)
Krikor Khader on Saxophone (Syrian/ Armenian)
Hussam Karam on Oud (Syria)
Rayan Aridi on Percussion (Lebanon)
Sarah McDonald on Flute (Australia)
Vahideh Eissaei on Qunan (Iran)
Anthony Schulz on Accordion (Germany/Australia)
Dr .Michael Currie on Double Bass (Australia) and
Daniel Jauregui on Guitar (Venezuela).
We hope that we will bring not just the joy of new, and good music, but also knowledge about the Arab world; the home of Tarab.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience this beautiful music. Tarab Ensemble play the following dates;
Friday 17 June at Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West, VIC 3218.
Tickets available at the eventbrite link:
Sponsored by Creative Victoria, Arts Access Victoria, Averroes Centre of Arab Culture.
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