Turath Ensemble Presents 

A Poet & A Singer

The Love Poetry of Nizar Qabbani

The Romantic Songs of Wadi' al-Safi

The  Ageless Music of M. Abd al-Wahhab

Featuring Singer Michel Bilal

Poetry Reading by Sami Maalouf

Ensemble Directed by Sami Asmar

Friday, 14 Nov. 2008

8 PM

(space is limited, please arrive early)

UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

(across the lawn from Royce Hall, use Royce parking)

Seats can be reserved in advance by e-mailing


Completed Events



The UNESCO Artist for Peace

Marcel Khalife

In Los Angeles

(click on image for details)


Free Concert of Arab Music

Bassam Saba and his Ensemble

23 August 2007   at 7 PM

Levitt Pavillion (Memorial Park)

85 E. Holly St

Intersects N. Raymond Ave, two block East of N. Fair Oaks Ave

Pasadena, CA

(click on image for details)


UCLA Near East Ensemble Concert

Annual, Free, Open to the Public, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA


Click on Picture for video segment from event



700th Anniversary of Ibn Battuta (Click on image to see concert pictures)


Al-Kindi Ensemble & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus 2001

Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance and Ritual in Mediterranean

Marcel Khalife and Simon Shaheen Perform in Los Angeles

George Sawa and Zein Al-Jundi Reception

Spirit of Andalucia

Mystic Voices