The Arab world’s only Grammy winner Fathy Salama collaborates with the inspiring Egyptian Sufi chanter Mahmoud Tohamy, in a performance that is followed by a live Q&A session.
The UAE Premiere of Sufism vs Modernism was performed to a sold-out crowd in September 2019, bringing the sounds and rhythms of traditional Sufi chanting and contemporary Egyptian jazz together in a unique harmony of Arabic sounds.
Salama is an Egyptian composer, arranger and musician, well known for his hits in Cairo during the 1980s and a key figure in the revival of Egyptian traditional music. He is best known for his band Sharkiat, which has performed over 2,000 times at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals.
Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy is a regular performer on both the Eygptian and international scene as is the son of renowned Munshid singer Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohamy. He received his musical training under his father and Sheikh Al-Arif Billah.
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Presenting music, theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary performances that defy definition, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is a performing arts center that presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center draws on the resources of NYUAD to create a dynamic space for research, investigation, and the active pursuit of knowledge and wisdom for audiences as well as visiting artists. The Arts Center is proudly supported by Mubadala, ADCB, and Swyp as lead sponsors and GAC as sustainer sponsor.