Thursday, February 21 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Middle Eastern Music in St. Louis

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This session will focus on the Middle Eastern music scene in St. Louis. It will use a hybrid presentation-discussion-demonstration format featuring Kareem Azab and his ensemble. It will include a discussion of the current state of Middle Eastern music in St. Louis, the politics of music making, and audience engagement and reception. Musicians will discuss the repertoires, historical contexts, musical forms, and instruments they use. The presentation and discussion will be accompanied by live musical examples.

Dr. Kareem Azab is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a position he has held since 2012. He was born and raised in the Palestinian village of Ara, where he first studied piano. Upon moving to Jerusalem, he taught himself to play oud. In addition to his teaching responsibilities and research, Kareem is an active poet, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Kareem will be joined by fellow Middle Eastern musicians from the St. Louis area.


Kareem Azab

Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am CST
Grand Ballroom D
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