The Fifth String: Ziryab's Passage To Cordoba
Tribute to Ziryab, Islamic Musical & Cultural Icon
Boasting an original live score and starring a talented ensemble of actors, clowns and musicians, this brand new bio-play -- told in the story-within-a-story tradition of 1001 Nights
-- celebrates the fascinating life and times of ninth-century musical and cultural innovator Ziryab. Originally from Iraq, Ziryab settled in the area of Cordoba, Spain, and is credited with not only introducing a fifth string to the traditional instrument known as the oud, bringing Persian and Arabic sounds to Spanish music, but also setting fashion and other cultural trends throughout the Islamic region. Torange Yeghiazarian of Golden Thread, the first American theater company devoted to Middle Eastern voices, wrote and directs this exciting debut production with music by Faraz Minooei.
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The last date listed for The Fifth String: Ziryab's Passage To Cordoba was Sunday May 18, 2014 / 3:00pm.
Live music will be performed by Gary Haggerty on oud and Ali Bazyar on percussion. The ensemble features actors, clowns, singers, and musicians: Munaf Alsafi, Camila Betancourt Ascencio, Jamie Corventry, Deborah Eliezer, Majd Murad, Maruf Noyoft and Naima Shalhoub.