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Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies showcases music of the Middle East and Eurasia

On Wednesday, May 1, the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) showcased "Music of the Middle East and Eurasia: A Presentation and Performance of Azerbaijani Mugam." Photo by Sameer A. Khan/Fotobuddy
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) showcased "Music of the Middle East and Eurasia: A Presentation and Performance of Azerbaijani Mugam" featuring Asgar Asgarzade on vocals, Yunis Gasimzade on tar (a long-necked lute) and Jeffrey Werbock on kamancha (a bowed, four-string instrument). Mugam is an ancient form of music unique to Azerbaijan. The musicians were introduced by Michael Reynolds, associate professor of Near Eastern Studies and director of REEES.

“Music of the Middle East and Eurasia” was sponsored by REEES, the Department of Music, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Transregional Study of Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

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