Traditions Thursdays: More than Jigs: Music and Dance in Celtic Traditions

In communities throughout North America and in the Celtic regions of Europe, Celtic music supports and enables social dances that serve to bring people together and maintain relationships. In this demonstration, Claire Zucker of Púca and the Wild Ones and a dancer will draw connections between the Celtic traditions they represent. Expect fiddling, dancing, and … Read more

Fadi Iskandar

Fadi Iskandar is a master violinist from Syria with a deep musical understanding and knowledge of Middle Eastern music, theory, and culture. Trained as a young boy in classical violin, he then learned Middle Eastern music from elders in his community through improvisation and the practice of mastering by ear “maqam” or musical scales. His … Read more

Tamara Khachatryan

Tamara Khachatryan is an Armenian-born violinist and graduate of Arno Babajanyan college. She moved to Syria in 1998 where she met her husband, the violinist Fadi Iskandar. In 2021 they moved to Tucson. She has worked as violinist and music teacher since 1998, both in Syria and the US, and has performed in different countries … Read more

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