Live/Concert

Simon Shaheen with Qantara

When: Fri., April 15, 8 p.m. 2016

As part of its Global Music Series, the Universal Musical Society brings music from around the world to Michigan’s stages. This Friday, the UMS is featuring Simon Shaheen’s musical program Zafir. Directed and orchestrated by Shaheen, Zafir mixes Arab music from Al-Andalus with flamenco. While it sounds like an odd mix, the styles blend together seamlessly under the direction of the award-winning instrumentalist, creating a memorable performance that you wouldn’t want to miss. The event features Shaheen’s band Qantara, as well as the musical talents of Juan Pérez Rodriguez and Auxi Fernandez.

Price: $20+