KAMA: Reviving the Silk Road

Drawing their inspiration from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean musical traditions, the members of KAMA share a passion for musical fusion and experimentation. On the occasion of their debut performance as a band, these established jazz musicians invite their listeners to embark on a colorful and original musical journey, from Seville to Cairo, Jerusalem to Delhi, Benares to Istanbul…


Amir ElSaffar, Mavrothi Kontanis, Keyvan Chemirani, Emmanuel H. During, Sylvain Barou

Sylvain Barou: Wooden Flute, Bansuri Flute
Multifaceted French musician versed in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian music.

Keyvan Chemirani: Zarb, Daf, Udu
Iranian percussionist who explores multiple bridges between the East, Africa, and contemporary jazz

Emmanuel H. During: Flamenco Guitar, Violin
French multi-instrumentalist versed in the fusion between flamenco, Balkan, and Middle Eastern music

Amir ElSaffar: Trumpet, Santur
Versatile Iraqi-American musician who combines oriental microtonal music and contemporary jazz

Mavrothi Kontanis: Oud, Fretless Guitar
Prolific Greek composer and singer, specializing in Greek and Turkish music

October 5, 2013 | 7PM

The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Samuel B. & David Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
(165 West 65th Street)
New York, New York 10023

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SPONSORED BY

The Nour Foundation: Exploring Meaning & Commonality in Human Experience
The World Music Institute

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