UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Saturday, November 20 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present an evening of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will feature the ensemble's dance company (led by Cris! Basimah); two Umm Kulthum songs; a set of Armenian music and dance; a set of three songs and an instrumental composition in a 7-beat rhythm; another piece in an 11-beat rhythm; a Sephardic song (Andrea Fishman, solo vocalist); and an Azerbaijani song (Javid John, solo vocalist). 

Scott Marcus, Founder & Director

Sue Rudnicki, Director of the Ensemble’s Percussion Section

Cris! Basimah, Director of the Ensemble’s Dance Company


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Event Type

Performances & Exhibitions

Target Audience

Alumni, Graduate Students, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Arts & Culture, Music


Live Music


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