Events downtown

Mar 22

An Evening of Arabic Songs & Music w/ Selima Terras & Maine Takht Ensemble
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tunisian singer-songwriter, Selima Terras is joined by the Maine Takht Ensemble for an enchanting concert celebrating Arabic music. Expect songs from the repertoire of the legendary Lebanese singer, Fairouz, as well as traditional instrumental pieces from Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.

Throughout the years, Selima Terras developed a versatile artistic identity that allowed her to spread her voice across borders and cultures. She began her musical journey as a classically trained pianist and joined the conservatory of El Manar in Tunis where she studied Arab music theory. Later, she joined the orchestra as a choir member and then as a cellist. Her secondary education continued at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. She is currently a sophomore at Bowdoin College.

Maine Takht Ensemble performs classical, art, and folk music from the Arab World on instruments that make up the traditional chamber ensemble of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine known as a Takht. The group members are Eric LaPerna (riqq, darbouka, and nay); Nathan Kolosko (oud); Duncan Hardy (qanun); and Mary Hunter on the violin.