Brooklyn Maqam Hang: New York Oud Festival

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 8pm


7:30pm doors 8pm music, full dinner menu available, seating is first come first-served

Brooklyn Maqam presents New York Oud Festival Day 1

The New York Oud Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that displays the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York’s diverse musical culture.

performing live in the back room 

Brandon Terzic has performed with everyone from rising Sudanese pop Diva Alsarah to master composer Henry Threadgill. Drawing on his blues guitar roots, he absorbed the wellspring of Malian griot and Moroccan Gnawa traditions, as well as the downtown NYC improv aesthetic, and forged it into the sonic calligraphy of the Arabic Oud. Alongside cellist Rufus Cappadocia and percussionist Matt Kilmer, Brandon leads the transcendental Trio Xalam.

Adam Good is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and composer working with contemporary modal music in the traditional styles of Turkey, Greece and Eastern Europe. His musicianship on guitar, Turkish ud, tanbur, and knowledge of Turkish makam has made Adam a fixture of the Balkan and Middle Eastern music scenes in the US and abroad. He plays with the ensembles Dolunay (Turkish music), Brenna MacCrimmon, Greek Judas (heavy metal Greek rebetika), Pontic Firebird (Greek Pontic), and with clarinet master Souren Baronian’s ensemble Taksim.

Brooklyn Maqam is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in January 2018. Its mission is: to foster community engagement with maqam-based music; presenting & promoting music from Middle Eastern (especially Arabic) musical traditions; preservation of the art form through education & mentorship; and providing performance opportunities for both established masters & emerging talents.