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National Arab Orchestra to celebrate Arab women in the arts

National Arab Orchestra to celebrate Arab women in the arts

Architecture. Math and science. Cuisine and the arts. All have been — and remain — at the core of Arab culture and civilization. In recognition of Arab culture, the National Arab Orchestra is celebrating “On the Shoulders of Giants: Arab Women in Music” at 8 p.m. Feb....
Music grown of diverse roots

Music grown of diverse roots

A concert Saturday in Toledo featuring the National Arab Orchestra, a Syrian opera singer, and the Toledo Symphony performing classical Arab music reaffirmed the value of cultural pluralism. Lubana Al Quntar told The Blade editorial board that the Syrian regime...
Dialogue of music: National Arab Orchestra visits Toledo

Dialogue of music: National Arab Orchestra visits Toledo

There are 7,100 spoken languages in the world, but only one that transcends every culture and border: music. At least that’s what conductor Michael Ibrahim is hoping when he brings his National Arab Orchestra to the Valentine Theatre on Saturday for a concert unlike...
National Arab Orchestra aims to spark a musical awakening

National Arab Orchestra aims to spark a musical awakening

It’s been said music crosses cultural and historical barriers. And while metro Detroit’s music scene has always been diverse, Arabic music rarely enters the conversation. Conductor, musician, and educator Michael Ibrahim wants to change this. The National...
National Arab Orchestra hits the Right Notes

National Arab Orchestra hits the Right Notes

Sometimes, a song can change a life or, in this case, 20 lives. On May 31, at the historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Detroit, Michigan, before a full house awaiting the annual concert of the National Arab Orchestra (nao), Music Director...
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