The Bay Area’s premiere Arab Music Ensemble, Aswat, is celebrating the life and works of Egyptian composer Sayyid Darwish in a tribute concert on June 4th in San Bruno, CA. Darwish is hailed as the “Father of Modern Arab music”, and in his short musical career – he died at the young age of 31- he left an expansive and versatile repertoire spanning an array of genres, ranging from the classical Muwashah and Dawr, to the more modern Taqtouqa, Nasheed, and the Monologue –a form he pioneered for Arab music.

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