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Amir ElSaffar | Maqam Fest 2016 + Winter Jazz Fest

Catch Amir ElSaffar in several different hats as performer, curator and speaker this weekend as the APAP Conference, Winter Jazz Fest and Maqam Fest converge in NYC. As Artistic Director of Alwan For The Arts, ElSaffar has co-curated the fifth annual maqam fest – view the full schedule here. ElSaffar takes the stage with his Two Rivers Ensemble on Sat, Jan 16th at Subculture for Winter Jazz Fest and again on Sunday with his traditional maqam ensemble Safaafir at Alwan For The Arts for Tarab Edition.
View the full performance schedule of ElSaffar here including Spring performances of the Rivers of Sound large ensemble. others. Check out a full list of tour dates here.

“★★★★★…what ElSaffar is doing on Crisis is unique in music…from a political and historical vantage point, the task of narrating complex global events through instrumental music is more than challenging. ElSaffar has not only commendably told this personal and globally important story but has produced a masterpiece of a recording in doing so.” – Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz . 

Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers “CRISIS” EPK