Showing posts with label Layth Sidiq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Layth Sidiq. Show all posts

Friday, April 30, 2021

Ramzi Salti Interviews Iraqi-Jordanian Violinist Layth Sidiq

Watch at https://youtu.be/z9f-54LuMqM

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology Host Dr. Ramzi Salti recently spoke to Iraqi/Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq ليث صِدّيْق  in an audio-visual interview which includes an exclusive live performance as well as the following musical excerpts: 
  • 0:00​ - 01:14​ Bagdad by Layth Sidiq (Album: Son of Tigris) 
  • 15:10​ - 16:27​ Eastern Waves by Layth Sidiq (Album: Son of Tigris) 
  • 19:17​ - 20:32​ Foag El-Nakhal by Layth Sidiq, Rohith Jayaraman (Album: Hamsa) 
  • 30:13​ - 30:51​ Zaha Bi Khadayk al-Khafar - زها بخديك الخفر by Layth Sidiq; Violin arrangement: Mohammed Othman Sidiq (Full video at https://youtu.be/fThYA345ZDo​) 
  • 33:50​ - 38:39​ Grief is a Journey | الحزن رحلة by Layth Siqiq (Performed Live)
Watch below or at https://youtu.be/z9f-54LuMqM


ABOUT LAYTH SIDIQ:
Layth Sidiq is an award-winning violinist, composer and educator and the current artistic director of the New York Arabic Orchestra. He has toured the world and shared the stage with major artists such as Simon Shaheen, Danilo Perez, Javier Limon and Jack Dejohnette, as well as performing in prestigious venues like the London Jazz Festival, Boston Symphony Hall, WOMEX Expo, Panama Jazz Festival and more. He is featured on multiple award-winning albums and his first record Son of Tigris was premiered at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016. In 2018, Layth won 2nd place at the Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition as the first Arab to ever participate, and he was also recently awarded 'Best International Artist' at the 2020 Boston Music Awards. He also directs the Center for Arabic Culture's Youth Orchestra Program in Boston and is a faculty member at Carnegie Hall’s ‘Music Educators Workshop.’ For more, go https://www.laythsidiqmusic.com​ 

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Ramzi Salti Moderates Arab America Event Celebrating Literature, Poetry, Art, and Music

Watch video at https://vimeo.com/539106216


In celebration of Arab American Heritage Month (April 2021), Arab America recently held a  monumental event titled "Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music" featuring 5 panelists whose work has much to inform any discourse that centers on Arab American culture(s), identity and history.  

The lineup featured such writers/performers as Nathalie Handal, Heather Raffo and Dana Dajani in addition to acclaimed Syrian America calligrapher/artist Dr, Mamoun Sakkal and Iraqi-Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq.  The event was moderated by Stanford Lecurer/Arabology host Dr. Ramzi Salti and was organized by Dr. Amal David and Warren David of Arab America

National Arab American Heritage Month--Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music from Arab America on Vimeo.

Watch video of event at https://vimeo.com/539106216

Many to thanks to Arab America for this kind writeup about my participation in the event.  Complete article available at this link.


ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

  • Nathalie Handal, Arab American (Palestinian), award-winning poet, writer, translator, and editor, professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia University
  • Heather Raffo, Iraqi American, award-winning playwright, and actress whose work has been seen Off-Broadway, off West End, in regional theater, and in film.
  • Dana Dajani, Palestinian American, award-winning, author, poet, and actress who performs spoken-word poetry solo in theatrical style.
  • Dr. Mamoun Sakkal, Syrian American, award-winning calligrapher, artist, and designer of Arabic language typefaces, many of which are widely used as system fonts by Microsoft.
  • Layth Sidiq, Iraqi/Jordanian American, award-winning violinist, composer featured on Latin Grammy-nominated albums, lecturer of Arab music, director, Arab Music Ensemble, Tufts University. Watch my audiovisual interview with Layth at https://youtu.be/z9f-54LuMqM

SCREENSHOTS FROM EVENT
Watch video of event at https://vimeo.com/539106216







Info about all Arab America events commemorating National Arab American Heritage Month here.

Watch the complete video of this event below or at https://vimeo.com/539106216





National Arab American Heritage Month--Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music from Arab America on Vimeo.

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

Watch full talk at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...