Excerpts from “An Evening of Near Eastern and Arab Music,” a concert with Ali Jihad Racy and Souhail Kaspar, UCSB Mulitcultural Center Theater, Santa Barbara, CA, USA (May 12, 2006).

Selections: 1) Improvisation on the nay (reed flute) leading to a well-known Lebanese tune; 2) Sama‘i Bayyati composed by Ali Jihad Racy, played on the ‘ud (short-necked lute) with Souhail Kaspar on the riqq (small tambourine); 3) Longa Nahawand, composed by Ali Jihad Racy, played on the buzuq (long-necked fretted lute) with Souhail Kaspar on riqq.

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