The Amal Waqar Quartet, featuring Panagiotis Aivazidis (kanun), Manos Stratis (bass), and Kan Yanabe (percussion), presents original music and arrangements of classics from the Sultanate of Oman.
8:00pm – The Amal Waqar Quartet
9:00pm – Open Jam Session
Doors at 7:30pm
Amal Waqar is a dynamic young Omani/American oud player and composer. Born and raised in Muscat, Oman, she began developing her passion for music at age three, and clandestinely listened to it throughout her childhood. During her late teens, Amal’s tireless pursuit of music materialized in an oud. During her brief six-year career, she has established herself as an internationally performing artist, participating in music festivals like the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival in Lebanon, and Katara’s Festival for Oud Instrument in Qatar. In addition to managing her career, Amal was recently awarded a Bachelor’s of Music in Oud Performance from Berklee College of Music, where she worked closely with oud master Simon Shaheen.
Amal Waqar – oud, voice, composition
Panagiotis Aivazidis – kanun
Manos Stratis – upright bass
Kan Yanabe – percussion