March 20, 2001
Classical, Andalusian and Tunisian Music Concert
The Al-Farabi Ensemble of Tunis will
give a free concert at California State University, Sacramento
at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24 in the Music Recital Hall in
The ensemble has been performing together for more than 10
years and its repertoire includes classical Andalusian music,
Adwar signing, traditional Tunisian music and modern Arabic
The six-member Tunisian group includes sitar, lute, violin
and percussion players and two female signers.
Tunisian music is characterized by the diversity of its styles
and its variety of rhythms. Among the main forms of classical
Tunisian music are the Chghoul, the Bachraf of Turkish origin
and the Nouba, the oldest and most authentic form from Andalusian
origin. The Al-Farabi Ensemble will perform pieces from all
three Tunisian musical forms, as well as other selected modern
The concert is part of the University's Year of Unity - a
campus-wide commitment to promote peace, tolerance and understanding
and is co-sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and
Interdisciplinary Studies, the sociology department and the
Middle East Cultural Association.
For more information about the concert call (916) 278-6267.
Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office
of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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