mcc ucsb world music series

The UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Solo vocalist: Steven Thomson

Peforming the Umm Kulthum song Aghadan Alqak
Masks Required
(For the reception following the event in the MCC Lounge, registration at UCSB Shoreline is REQUIRED by November 3rd: )

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. 

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