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Evening of Arabic music held at AUS
Salateen Al Tarab, a traditional Syrian musical group, performed an evening of music at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the Main Auditorium yesterday, December 23, 2012.
The evening's performance included music in a variety of styles, including mouwashahat, kodood halabeya and tarab from legendary singers Oum Kulthum and Abdel Wahab. The event also featured Sufi singing and Whirling Dervishes. The first number was a selection of ancient Andalusian songs, followed by a performance of Sufi religious songs and dances by Whirling Dervishes. The third and final number comprised ancient Syrian songs and solo performances.
Salateen Al Tarab was established in Aleppo, Syria in 2007 and comprises six musicians, singer Ahmed Badoor and two mawlaweyah dancers. The band also features the famous oud player Amer Amouri.
The event was organized by the AUS Cultural Events Committee in collaboration with the Student Council.
The Cultural Events Committee regularly schedules performances at AUS. Earlier in the semester, a Korean dance group entitled Charmdance entertained the AUS community with several traditional Korean dances, a mime show and fusion dances, among others.