Classical Arabic Music Works

Classical Arabic Music Compositions:

The Sama’i is a classical Arabic musical form that dates back to 16th century Ottoman music.  A Sama’i is often performed as an instrumental introduction to a vocal suite of classical songs.  Here are two offerings with my own interpretation of the genre.

Sama’i Hijazkar – Recorded in 2009 at the Concord Library Concert Series.  Kareem Roustom – Oud, Michel Moushabeck – Percussion

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Sama’i Nahwand – Recorded Live at the Kennedy Center 2005.  Kareem Roustom – Oud, Hanna Khoury – Solo Violin with the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble.

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