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Rivers of Sound World Premiere

On Thursday, April 16th Amir ElSaffar will premiere a new work, Not Two, with his Rivers of Sound ensemble. The ensemble features 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, from maqam to American jazz.  Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary musical practices to create a unique microtonal musical environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication. More details here.

Watch the Two Rivers Ensemble at Newport Jazz Festival