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A quartet of musical soloists and friends come together to explore their passion for Arabic music's Tarab, the state of euphoria a music listener reaches at the height of enrichment.

Established virtuosos and performance artists in their respective rights, these performers have long crossed musical paths on various projects and now come together for a performative “conversation” in Qudud Halabiya - a musical genre originating from Andalusia that was further crafted and popularised in the courts of Aleppo in Syria.

The Rubai' is; Maissa Alameddine vocalist, multi-disciplinary artist and Creative Director of Arab Theatre Studio's musical project Ensemble Dandana, Hamed Sadeghi multi ARIA award nominee, tar player and composer, James Tawadros multi ARIA Award winner and world-class percussionist in the Arabic Riq and Mohammed Lelo master of Qanun and Arabic Maqam specialist, Leader of Ensemble Dandana.

Vocalist Maissa Alameddine will set the tone with traditional Mawals (Melisma) set delicately to Arabic rhythms. The repertoire features interpretations of the classical Tarab from Egypt to the Mashriq (Syria, Lebanon and Palestine) and focus on love, hopeless longing for the beloved and yearning for home.

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  • Vocals
    Maissa Alameddine
    Hamed Sadeghi
    James Tawadros
    Mohammed Lelo