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Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble Concert

Presented by Fairfax Library at Fairfax Library, Fairfax CA

Feb 08 2024
Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble Concert

Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble Concert

Classical, urban and folk music from Arabic-speaking countries with percussionist Vince Delgado.

Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble Concert
* Thursday, February 8, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a diverse array of classical, urban and folk music from Arabic-speaking countries and from Turkish, Greek, Armenian, and Persian traditions. Listen to master percussionist Vince Delgado and his ensemble perform the beautiful music that has been developing and evolving in the Middle East for a few thousand years.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax Library.

  • Vince Delgado is a master percussionist and composer who has played music for decades. In 1965 he began studying North Indian Classical music on the Tabla and studied for 13 years.
    He helped establish and became the first director of the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1968. He has been playing traditional Middle Eastern Music for 58 years as well as being featured on numerous recordings as a percussionist and has performed around the world.
  • Coralie Russo has been playing and performing Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, Armenian, Syrian and Persian Music on the Oud, an 11-stringed lute, for 35 years. She has studied with master musicians John Belizekjian, Necati Çelik, Georges Lammam and Haig Manookian.
    She has performed with Jazayer, Coral Rose, Aywah Dance Company and the Gypsy Caravan and currently plays with Vince Delgado’s Mid-East Tapestry Quartet and other local Mid-Eastern traditional ensembles, as well as Larry Vuckovich’s Blue Balkan and Crosswinds Jazz ensembles. She has extensively studied dance in the Flamenco and Middle Eastern traditions.
  • Tom Shader is an acoustic bass player raised in the Detroit area where he studied violin, viola, cello, string bass, and voice. His mid-east bass work can be heard on numerous CD recordings. He has been playing acoustic bass in the Mid-East genre for 30 years and has played and recorded with the esteemed Jazayer ensemble with Vince Delgado, Mimi Spencer and DeviJa Delgado Croll.
  • Rami Ziadeh  was born in Kuwait and raised in Jordan, where he began playing Arabic Tabla at the age of 4, and by 9 was playing in a semi-professional capacity. At 15 he moved to the US and continued his music by studying drums with Roy Burns and Tony Williams, and tabla with Sri Swapan Chauduri, and later studied music at the California Institute of the Arts. His unique style combines Middle Eastern techniques with Jazz and Flamenco rhythms.


Free Admission

Contact: 415-473-3220


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Additional time info:

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For disability accommodations please phone 415-473-3220 (Voice), CA Relay 711, or e-mail at least five business days in advance of the event. The County will do its best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

Para adaptaciones por discapacidad, por favor llame a 415-473-3220 (Voz), Servicio de Retransmisión de CA 711, o envíe un correo electrónico a al menos con cinco días hábiles de anticipación al evento. El Condado hará su mejor esfuerzo para satisfacer las solicitudes recibidas con menos de cinco días hábiles de antelación. Hay copias de los documentos disponibles en formatos alternativos, previa solicitud.


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