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Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Tarek Yamani: Afro-Tarab for Two

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
at 7:00 PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center, John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018


Event Information

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its Spring 2018 Music with Afro-Tarab for Two, featuring critically acclaimed Lebanese-American composer and jazz pianist Tarek Yamani and vibraphonist Sasha Berliner. Yamani reinvents classical Arabic music through original jazz compositions, exploring the music of his homeland within the framework of African-American jazz. The result, a genre often dubbed “Afro-Tarab,” takes audiences on a journey from late 1800’s Egypt and Iraq to contemporary New York. The John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio, with cabaret-style seating and beverages provided, lends itself to the intimacy of a jazz club. The performances follow Yamani’s participation in Spring 2018 BAC Space, a four-week creative residency period designed to encourage peer exchange.