8pm, $20 advance / $25 day of concert / $50 Axis of Love series pass
MDC STUDENTS MUST SHOW VALID MDC ID AT WILL CALL TO PICK UP TICKETS
A master trumpeter “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music without doing either harm” –the Wire
Iraqi- American musician Amir ElSaffar has created techniques to play on the trumpet the microtones and ornaments found in Arabic music but not typically heard on brass. As a composer, he uses this to create an innovative approach to harmony and melody, seen in his commissions for jazz ensembles, Chamber Orchestras, and Middle Eastern Ensembles alike.
In 2018, this annual series returns in collaboration with MDC Live Arts. It invites audiences into a meditative space through instrumental, traditional and innovative sounds from the Middle East. In an immersive environment, the audience surrounds performers in an in-the-round stage setup. The evening also features culture-specific, traditional snacks and sweets to engage the audience in a multi-sensory experience.Co-produced with Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts
Amir el Saffar Two Rivers Ensemble