‘Mid-East Tapestry’ at library
The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will host “Mid-East Tapestry: A Musical Magic Carpet Ride” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the library’s DeLong Room.
Turkish, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Persian and Arabic musical genres, including classical, pop and folk music, will be performed and discussed.
The main instruments played are the oud, a stringed instrument used in Mediterranean and Mid-Eastern music; the kanun, a horizontal harp; a classical Arabic drum called a riqq; and acoustic bass.
Musician and organizer Vince Delgado said, “In a time when there is so much negative perception about the Middle East, we think that some of the aesthetics would be of interest to American audiences. There is much beautiful music to be heard from these cultures having developed over thousands of years.”
This event is free and open to the public.
The library is located at 755 W. Napa St.
Call 966-5217 for more information or visit sonomalibrary.org.