WORLD MUSIC SERIES
The UCSB Middle East Ensemble
Peforming the Umm Kulthum song Aghadan Alqak
(For the reception following the event in the MCC Lounge, registration at UCSB Shoreline is REQUIRED by November 3rd: https://cglink.me/2dD/r1251080 )
Umm Kulthum (c.1904-1975) is recognized as the most famous Arab singer of the 20th century. In 1971 she premiered the song Aghadan Alqak (Will I See You Tomorrow), composed for her by Muhammad ‘Abd al-Wahhab, the 20th century’s most famous Arab composer.
In celebration of the song’s 50th anniversary, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble presents a free concert of the entire song, with a performance featuring Steven Thomson, solo vocalist. The UCSB Middle East Ensemble, founded in 1989, presents a wide variety of music and dance reflecting the great diversity of cultures found in the Middle East.
Cosponsors: UCSB Department of Music and the Center for Middle East Studies.