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Music Workshop with Layth Sidiq

Date(s) - 04/11/2021


Music Workshop with Layth Sidiq- International Award- Winning Violinst, Composer and Educator- Director of the Center for Arabic Culture Youth Orchestra

April 11, 2021 at 1-2:30 pm

Title: Kamanja: a brief history of the Arabic Violin.

Description: in this workshop you’ll be introduced to the history of the Arabic violin, from its ancient ancestors to the moment it was introduced to the Takht ensemble, culminating in its role in contemporary music today. The workshop will include audio and video examples as well as live demonstrations.

Layth Sidiq Layth Sidiq is an award-winning violinist, composer and educator who has toured the world and performed with major artists such as Simon Shaheen, Danilo Perez, Javier Limon, Jack Dejohnette, Tigran Hamasyan and others and performed in venues like the London Jazz Festival, Boston Symphony Hall,  WOMEX Expo, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall and more. Layth is featured on multiple award-winning albums and his first record Son of Tigris was premiered at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016. To read more about Layth, please click this link Layth Sidiq, Violin and Orchestra Director – Center for Arabic Culture (
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