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Music in-Takht


Beyond Lyrics: Egypt's Legacy of Instrumental Music

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM
Duration: 75 mins with intermission
Location: 2698 Folsom St, SF, CA 94110
Venue: Red Poppy Art House

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Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $30

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Artist Information

Bandleader: Basma Edrees
Musician: Moe Elshazly
Musician: Amr ToppozadaMusician: Mohamed Abdelradi (AKA Radi) 

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Beyond Lyrics: Egypt's Legacy of Instrumental Music"Embark on a captivating musical journey as the all-Egyptian ensemble "Music in-Takht," led by Egyptian-American violinist Basma Edrees, takes center stage. Deviating from the vocal-dominated landscape of typical Egyptian concerts, this event offers a unique exploration of instrumental finesse, resurrecting Egypt's instrumental musical tradition and highlighting contemporary instrumental works. Against the backdrop of current global affairs, the concert pays tribute to the struggle of the Palestinian people (with whom Egyptians share a musical tradition), presenting two pieces by Palestinian composers. Join us for an evening where music becomes a powerful narrative beyond words."

إنطلقوا معنا فى رحلة موسيقية ساحرة مع فرقة "ميوزيك إن-تخت" بقيادة عازفة الكمان المصرية بسمة إدريس. يتميز الحفل بالإبتعاد عن النمط الغنائي المتداول في الموسيقى العربية، مقدما استكشافا فريدا للآلات الموسيقية بدون غناء. تسعى الفرقة لإحياء تراث الموسيقى الآلية المصرية، مع التركيز على جمال و قدرات الآلات الموسيقية و مهارة عازفيها.

 يأتي الحفل في ظل الأحداث المأساوية في غزة، مع  تقديم عملين لمؤلفين فلسطينيين معاصريين- نسيم دكور و نسيم الأطرش - في محاولة و لو بسيطة لإلقاء الضوء على إسهام المؤلفين الفلسطينيين فى التراث الموسيقى الإنسانى و مقاومة الدعايا العنصرية التى تحاول تجريد الشعب الفلسطينى من إنسانيته.

Music in-Takht
Music in-Takht is an instrumental ensemble dedicated to sharing and preserving Egyptian musical heritage within the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to serving the San Francisco Bay Area community with the highest professional standard of musical performance. The ensemble members are devoted musicians who value the mission of this ensemble and with humility, hard work and confidence in their abilities they take the responsibility of being amongst the “Keepers” of Egyptian musical culture within the SF Bay Area.

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



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