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Would you like to learn more about Middle Eastern music?


Introduction to Classical Arabic Music

One hour interactive workshops for schools (K-12), public libraries, and museums.

There are twenty-two Arabic speaking countries and the variety of music of each represents
a unique slice of the rich cultural heritage of the Arabic speaking world.

Learn about Iqat (singular "Iqa") -- the unique rhythms of Arabic music.

Learn about Maqamat (singular "Maqam") -- the unique modal systems of musical scales used in Arabic music.

Compare and contrast Arabic music to Western/European music:
how are they similar and how are they different?

What does Arabic music have in common with Hip Hop?

Why does Arabic music sometimes sound "out of tune" to Western ears?

What are quarter tones?

How have traditional acoustic stringed Arabic instruments like the Oud and the Qanun
influenced and shaped the course of Western music?

What iconic Rock & Roll instrument is decended from the oud?

Learn all of this and more!

Experience the magic of Classical Arabic Music!

Hire Yosifah and her band Al'Azifoon to teach a workshop for your next event!

Visit the Al'Azifoon website for up-coming performances.


Highlights of Past Workshops:

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Ma*Shuqa's Dance Studio, Los Gatos, CA 2014

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, San Leandro Library, San Leandro, CA 2014

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Down Home Music, El Cerrito, CA 2014

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Rossmoor Community Center, Rossmoor, CA 2013

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Clayton Library, Clayton, CA, 2012

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Kensington Library, 2011

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Martinez Library, Martinez, CA, 2010, 2011, 2012

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Pleasant Hill Library, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2010 and 2011

Introduction to Classical Arabic Music and Concert, Orinda Library, Orinda, CA, 2011

Introduction to Middle Eastern Music, 2007, Week-Long Music in Elementary Schools series, Mountain View, CA

Dancing to Arabic Rhythms, 2005, Lafayette and Martinez, California

Accordion Baladi: What, Why, and How by Elias Lammam with Yosifah Rose, March 1, 2006, Martinez, California

Insight into Classical Raqs Sharqi: Allowing the Music to Move You - 2006 Rakkasah West, Richmond, California

Dancing to LIVE Drum Solos by Loay Dahbour with Yosifah Rose, 2006, Martinez, California

Let the Music to Move You - 2005 Dances for the Winter Moon, Oakland, California

Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance at Sierra Bender's 2005 Goddess Bootcamp, Mount Madonna Yoga Retreat Center, California

Introduction to Middle Eastern Rhythms with Al'Azifoon, 2004 and 2005, Lafayette and Martinez, California
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Elias Lammam is one of the top Arabic master instructors and musicians in the United States.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and master instructor.
Elias Lammam
is one of the top Arabic musicians and master instructors in the United States.
Visit Elias Lammam's official website to find out more about him.


Loay Dahbour, a top Bay Area Arabic percussionist is available to hire for performances and workshops.
Loay Dahbour
, a top Bay Area Arabic percussionist is available to hire for performances and workshops.


Email Yosifah to schedule educational workshop about Classical Arabic Music for your school, library, museum, or multicultural event!

(925) 566-4149

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