Near East – CD & Vinyl Release

Part of Small World Music's 16th Annual Asian Music Series sponsored by TD Bank.

Access tickets at a special price through Small World's Classic Departures bundle. See Near East as well as Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland on April 29th and Pandit Partho Sarothy/Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar on May 5th for only $131.

Near East - Ravi Naimpally, Ernie Tollar and Demetri Petsalakis - releases their debut recording on CD and vinyl. The concert will feature special guests, Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Turkish qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi.

Near East invents their own world-music convention, by bringing together several world music traditions. The Inception of Near East's Music begins in, Maqam and Iqa' of the Middle East and Greece, gives way to the raga and tala concepts of North and South India ultimately evolving into group improvisation. From those foundations, Near East harvests a fresh sound, familiar yet surprising. The roots simply cross - pollinate on their own, evolving without additives, without taking anything away.

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Tickets also available through Small World Music Explorer Bundles.