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Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé at Bossa Bistro
September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10.00
VIRTUOSO OUD PRODIGY CONVENES EGYPT’S POPULAR AND CLASSICAL MUSIC TRADITIONS, SUFI CALLS, AND SECULAR POETRY WITH A NEW INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT.
Mohamed Abozekry has that rare gift of combining limitless virtuosity with an unbridled imagination. An oud master still in his mid-twenties, Abozerky’s ambitions – to musically interpret the world around him and de-exoticize his instrument – mark him as a polymath of forms. “I never move backwards, but in a circular motion and return to the place I started with more experience.”
With Karkadé, Abozekry evokes the hibiscus tea found everywhere in Cairo, and the eponymous French café at which this project was born. He convenes Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, her Sufi calls, and secular poetry, to musically describe a path to an Arab world at peace with its history and turned towards the future.
$10-$20 suggested donation
Sponsored by Center Stage – a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.