Concert Info

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Date: December 04, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM

City: Santa Barbara, California

Venue: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara

Presenter: UCSB Arts & Lectures

Program

Music For Change: The Banned Countries

As a direct protest to the Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim majority countries, Kronos performs music that highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from Muslim majority countries. Kronos is joined by Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat for this performance.

Azerbaijan
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh / Mugam Sayagi ** Learn more about the composer >

Egypt
Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zaghlala زغللةً *

Lebanon
Traditional (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Wa Habibi (Beloved) +

Palestine
Ramallah Underground (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tashweesh **

Iran/Baluchistan
Aftab Darvishi / Winds from South ** Learn more about the composer >

Syria
Omar Souleyman (arr. Jacob Garchik) / La Sidounak Sayyada (I’ll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You) +

Afghanistan
Traditional (arr. Milad Yousufi) / Bia Ke Berem Ba Mazar +

Somalia
Dur-Dur Band (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Dooyo +

Sudan
Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) **

Iran
Kronos Quartet and Mahsa Vahdatprogram to be announced from the stage


Interstitial music
Bass lines by Mamadou Kouyaté **
Sound collages by David Harrington, Joel Tarman, and Nikolás McConnie-Saad **


Performed without pause


PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
* Composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
** Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

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