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4,820,000 refs on Google

April 8, 2011

One week away and Muslim World Music Day returns 4,820,000 sites on Google featuring or mentioning.  April 12!   Yeah, I know it’s Google, but it’s something…

Friday ARC director B. George joins Soundcheck host John Schaefer to chat, play some music, with nay virtuoso Bassam Saba.  Friday April 8, 2pm + 10pm, WNYC – 93.9 FM, NYC.  Catch his free concert with the New York Arabic Orchestra on MWMD at The Schomburg Center, courtesy of The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.

Soundcheck, hosted by John Schaefer, is WNYC’s daily talk show about music. Covering all musical genres, Soundcheck celebrates the musical passions of performers, composers, and critics as well as the public radio audience. Listeners enjoy intimate conversations with and live performances by leading artists from around New York and around the globe.

The free concert is on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

Presented by the The Schomburg Center in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target.

Here’s a bit from Carnegie Halls site, “On Muslim World Music Day, audiences around the globe embrace the diversity and beauty of music, art, and literature of the Islamic tradition. Bassam Saba and the 30-member New York Arabic Orchestra bring the celebration to Harlem with classical Arab-Andalusian vocal and instrumental repertoire on featured traditional instruments, including the oud (Arabic lute) and nay (Arabic reed flute)”

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