Nasir Shamma to Play Newly Developed Lute in Alexandria
Iraqi musician Nasir Shamma will perform Thursday evening a concert at Alexandria Innovation Center in which he will play for the first time a developed lute instrument that bears the name of the prominent ancient Arab scientist al Kendi.
The concert comes as part of a musical carnival organized by Alexandria center under the banner al Khamis al Rabe’ (Fourth Thursday), according to the daily al Ahram.
The concert will last one and a half-hour during which a musical section will be performed under the title Haffat al Alam (Verge of Pain). This section is about the suffering of a Palestinian woman who faces repression under the Israeli blockade which prevented her from meeting her family members besieged in another place.
The Iraqi lute player and musician participated in the 10th Arab Music Festival and conference as he performed a concert at the Egyptian Opera House where he played offhand more than an Arab and Iraqi musicals along with the Iraqi key troupe.
The project of Shamma, who recorded the CD Rahil al Qamar (Moon Travel), in a top notch Arab tunes is represented by the Uyoon Troupe which he formed during his stay in Egypt to oversee the Arab Lute House at the Egyptian Opera House three years ago.
The aim of the musician is to consolidate the presence of the Arab musical instrument without singing while critics reiterate that the Arab music cannot prove itself without singing -- Albawaba.com