Category: Live music

Dolunay at Brooklyn Maqam Hang

September 18, 2019


With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the ancient Ottomans, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. The trio infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, the music of Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life.

8:00pm – Dolunay 9:00pm – Open Jam Session Admission: $10 Doors at 7:30pm

Featuring: Jenny Luna – voice, percussion Adam Good – ud Eylem Basaldi – violin

Balkan Mondays: Seyyah & Balkan Jam

Balkan Mondays on October 1st will feature Seyyah followed by a Balkan Jam.

Seyyah is a group bringing together some of NYC’s finest musicians in the Balkan/Middle-Eastern music scene. The group performs music from Turkey and Greece.

Jenny Luna – vocals, percussion
Kane Mathis – ud
Eylem Basaldi – violin
Lefteris Bournias – clarinet
John Murchison – kanun
Adam Good – bass
Shane Shanahan – percussion
Philip Mayer – percussion

9:00 – Balkan Jam

Musicians are welcome to sit in on a tune or two for the Balkan Jam. Get in touch for the playlist!

Brooklyn Maqam Hang – Julia Patinella & Brian Prunka

September 5, 2019

Exploring connections between music from Spanish and Arabic traditions, from the Cantigas de Santa Maria to the Algerian Flamenco

8:00pm – Julia Patinella and Brian Prunka 9:00pm – Open Jam Session Admission: $10 Doors at 7:30pm

Featuring: Julia Patinella – vocals Brian Prunka – oud Andreas Arnold – guitar Eylem Basaldi – violin Jeremy Smith – percussion


George Abud @ Brooklyn Maqam Hang

An evening exploring the beauty of the Oud as a singular musical expression and the poetry of Arabic music through treasured songs of Abdel Wahab, Nagat, Warda, Abdel Halim, and Om Kolthoum. Performed on a 1910 Hanna Nahat Oud, with accompaniment from percussionist Philip Mayer.

Tuesday September 10th, 2019
8:00pm – George Abud
9:00pm – Open Jam Session
Admission: $10
Doors at 7:30pm

You can RSVP Here!!

George Abud is a Lebanese-American actor and multi-instrumentalist who was brought up in a family of Arabic musicians and has studied Classical Arabic music for over 20 years. He has originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and received a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on the NBC Today show with the Broadway production of The Band’s Visit. He has helped bridge the world of the Oud with that of the contemporary musical theatre, and he was the first artist to play solo Oud live for the composer Stephen Sondheim. Coming from four generations of Lebanese Oud players, it is his great pleasure to share the instrument and its voice with others.

George Abud – oud, vocals
Philip Mayer – percussion

Brooklyn Maqam Hang ft Kane Mathis

July 31, 2019

Kane began playing the Oud in 1998 under the instruction of Mutlu Torun, the head of the Oud, strings, and composition department at Istabul’s I.T.U. conservatory. Mutlu Torun is also the author of the renowned Oud method book Ud Metodu. Kane then continued his study with one of Turkey’s top Oud soloists Münir Nurettin Beken engaging in 5 and a half years of intense study that then culminated in Kane taking over the Seattle Turkish Music Student Ensemble. He has held residencies at the University of Washington, Oberlin, and Lawrence University. For the last 10 years Kane has maintained an international presence as an accompanist and soloist and is often commissioned to compose new works for media, dance, and theater. Other accolades include the world premier of his suite for solo Oud “5 Windows” in Lebanon, and a 2012 Earshot Jazz “Album of the year” award in the U.S.

This program will feature original compositions in traditional and Neo-traditional forms and Makams.

8:00pm – Kane Mathis 9:00pm – Open Jam Session Admission: $10 Doors at 7:30pm

Featuring: Kane Mathis – Oud Phil Mayer – Percussion John Murchison – Bass