2537 Broadway
New York, New York 10025

TICKETS: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/2384

For concert poster and detailed tour schedule: please visit www.arabesquemusicensemble.com/alfursan.html

The Arabesque Foundation for Arab Culture is proud to announce a nationwide CD release tour, al-Fursan at-Talatha (the "Three Musketeers"). The concert tour features the Arabesque Music Ensemble (formerly the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble).

Al-Fursan at-Talatha features the music of Muhammad al-Qasabji, Zakariyya Ahmad, and Riyad al-Sunbati, who composed the majority of the repertoire for legendary Egyptian vocalist Umm Kulthum during the "golden age" of Arabic music in the 1930s and 1940s.

The "Three Musketeers" CD is the second recording of historical significance from the Arabesque Music Ensemble, following the 2006 release of "The Songs of Sheikh Sayyed Darweesh: Soul of a People." This CD was named one of the "top-ten world music recordings" by the Boston Globe/WNYC. Peter Margasak of the Chicago Reader has deemed the new CD "a second great record," citing its "elegant classical influence" and stating that the AME is "a really meticulously-organized group that recreates this music with incredible precision and clarity."

Additional information is available at www.arabesquemusicensemble.com or at 847-830-8277.

Added by andreapv on February 25, 2008

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