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Playlist #21: Trumpeters from the East | Curated by Amir ElSaffar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube. Click here for the full playlist on Spotify. This playlist is curated by Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar.The trumpet is not an instrument that comes to mind when we think about Arabic music. Typical Arabic instruments include the oud (lute),...

The Elevator Podcast #5: Yazz Ahmed

MARSM’s latest podcast is happy to welcome British- Bahrain trumpet and flugelhorn player Yazz Ahmed also described as “the priestess of Arabic psychedelic jazz”.  Seeking to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, Yazz Ahmed brings together the sounds of her mixed heritage in...

The Elevator Podcast #3: Tarek Yamani

Our guest in our the Music Elevator is Lebanese jazz pianist and award winning composer Tarek Yamani. Described as “having a piano in each hand” Tarek’s work is rich and varied in its inspiration.  From his first album “Ashur”, released in 2012, Tarek has been reinventing...