Jasmine Syrian Folk & Dabke Band

Jasmine Syrian Folk and Dabke Band is comprised of Syrian refugees to Tucson wanting to keep their culture alive and share it with others. Dabke is a group dance shared throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East, interpreted distinctly by each country, region, or village. Folk music consists of storytelling and life lessons shared by the … 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

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