ABOUT AL QAHWA
The group name Al Qahwa is Arabic for “the coffee house”. It was inspired by the coffee house culture in the Middle East where people would go to hear the latest news, music, poetry and stories. The repertoire began with traditional songs from Syria, Egypt and Iraq and then in 2018, the group started adding original repertoire by members of the band. This recording is a cultural collaboration between the regular members of Al Qahwa and two guest artists: Dr. Alfred Gamil – one of Cairo’s treasured violinists/composers who is both steeped in tradition and known for his virtuosic, flirtatious creative presence; and Majd Sukar – a deeply rooted Syrian musician who has adapted the clarinet to Arabic music.
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Available on CD Baby soon. To buy directly from the band, send email to AlQahwaEnsemble@gmail.com
Members of Al Qahwa Ensemble touring with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Late night concert – Al Qahwa with guest Alfred Gamil.
Members of Al Qahwa with guest Alfred Gamil.