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UNCHARTED: April Centrone with Bassam Saba: New Moon Album Release

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Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow Street

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New York, NY 10014

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April Centrone and Bassam Saba: New Moon Album Release

The evening will feature works from Centrone's debut solo album, recorded in February 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon, entitled New Moon, a story of love, war, death and rebirth featuring her work on drumset, riqq (Arabic tambourine), bendir (North African frame drum), 'ud (Arabic lute), buzuq (Arabic long-necked lute), guitar, piano, voice and spoken word. The night will also feature classical and folk pieces from Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Joining Centrone on stage is world-renowned multi-instrumentalist Bassam Saba and musicians hailing from the New York Arabic Orchestra. Saba and Centrone founded the NY Arabic Orchestra in 2007, non-profit organization specializing in the performance and education of Arabic music and cultural preservation.

April Centrone is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher and music therapist based in New York City. She is the co-founder and lead percussionist of the New York Arabic Orchestra and has toured with Arab icons Ziad Rahbani, Bassam Saba and Marcel Khalife. She has lectured at Taipei University of the Arts and Lebanese American University among others, and NYC public school programs including Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Connect. During her residence in Lebanon (2013-2016) she founded project Juthoor, Arabic music and language project for refugee youth. Centrone holds weekly classes for women in percussion, ‘ud and drum meditation. Centrone recently recorded her debut solo album entitled New Moon to be released Spring 2018, featuring her on many instruments including jazz/rock drums, Arabic percussion, 'ud, buzuq, guitar, piano, voice and spoken word.

Bassam Saba is among the most creative and influential figures in today's Arabic music. Born in Lebanon and now based in New York, Bassam has deep roots in Arabic tradition, a profound knowledge of Western classical music, and a feeling for jazz and pop. Bassam plays 'ud (Arabic lute), violin, buzuq (Arabic long-necked lute), Turkish saz and accordion; but, his specialty is the flute and its wooden, Arabic ancestor, the nay (Arabic reed flute). He has worked with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma and Sarah Brightman to Sting, Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys and Quincy Jones, to superstars of North Africa and the Middle East including the diva of Lebanon, Fairouz. His most important collaborator in recent years also ranks among of the most influential and revolutionary figures in contemporary Arabic music, Simon Shaheen.


Uncharted is a concert series featuring New York-based artists premiering new projects or meeting with new collaborators for the first time on stage that has consistently drawn the attention of tastemakers and curators from across the city over the past three years. The Uncharted season delivers eclectic excellence in a broad selection of musical genres representing New York City’s diverse artistic community, including Mexican folkloric, ragtime, classical, electronic, jazz, ancient Moroccan devotional and contemporary R&B.

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Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow Street

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New York, NY 10014

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