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Celebrate Arabic Music in Bay Ridge on October 22!

Brian Prunka

Sep 2007

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October 3, 2016
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The Bil Afrah Project, a diverse group of New York City musicians from New York's Arabic Music community, presents a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the landmark Lebanese album that is the group's namesake.

Joined by Michel Merhej, the original percussionist from the record, now in his 80s, who has performed with nearly every significant Arab musician of the 20th century, the group will perform the festive music from the now-legendary album in its entirety.

The Bil Afrah Project features instruments traditional to Arabic music: oud, buzuq, violin, accordion, riq, qanun, darbuka, nay, and upright bass.

The members of BAP have an extensive history of performing in NY and the world with musicians and ensembles such as Fairuz, Simon Shaheen, Natalie Merchant, the NY Arabic Orchestra, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the National Arab Orchestra, Snehasish Mozumder, Matt Darriau, Nashaz, Amir ElSaffar, and others.

3:00 p.m, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Tickets $15-25. Contact 718-745-­8520 or

The performance is presented in conjunction with the Brooklyn Arts Council and the NY Department of Cultural Affairs.

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