New York Oud Festival Day 4 | Mavrothi Kontanis, Maurice Chedid

by Brooklyn Maqam
New York Oud Festival Day 4 | Mavrothi Kontanis, Maurice Chedid
Fri, 26 Apr 2024 (EDT)
08:00PM - 11:00PM
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Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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The New York Oud Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that displays the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York's diverse musical culture. The NYOF celebrates the oud and its wide-ranging influence on global music culture, showcasing artists from a multitude of traditions and contexts, and demonstrating why the oud continues to be one of the world's most beloved instruments.

New York Oud Festival Day 4 | Mavrothi Kontanis, Maurice Chedid
8pm (7:30 doors)
Friday April 26th 2024
Jalopy Theatre - 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
$25 advance ($30 door)

Day 4 of the festival will feature sets by oudists Mavrothi Kontanis and Maurice Chedid.  Seating is limited so first-come first-serve!

Mavrothi Kontanis is an eternal student of music on a range of instruments and voice, focused especially on the older music of Greece and the Near East. Based in the US but with roots in Halkidiki, Greece, he is known better as a singer in some circles or a teacher in others, but feels most at home crafting a melody with an oud in his hands.  By keeping an open mind and drawing from his diverse experiences as both a Greek and an American, Mavrothi performs and creates music that is both Eastern and Western – old and new. 

For this concert Mavrothi has selected original compositions, Greek folk tunes, and Ottoman works that offer a range of musical flavors and rich opportunities for expression and improvisation on the oud.

Maurice Chedid studied at the Lebanese Conservatory of Middle Eastern Music. As a member of the Lebanese Folkloric Group, he toured internationally for four years and has since played the ud and sung in a variety of nightclubs in Lebanon and throughout the world. He recorded an album of bellydance music titled Ya Samara.