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Commissioned by Al Bustan Seeds of Culture

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Words Adorned was a collaborative project that brought together The Crossing, Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble, two composers, and Arabic poetry from the Al-Andalus period called muwashshah. Al-Bustan commissioned Kareem Roustom and Kinan Abou-afach to compose two pieces of music and select muwashshahat to go with the compositions. The culminating concert took place December 5, 2015 at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall. Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble performed the music while The Crossing sang the choral arrangements of the muwashshahat. Donald Nally of The Crossing conducted. Guest soloist Dalal Abu Amneh also joined at certain sections of the concert. This video includes excerpts from each four movements of Kinan Abou-afach’s composition, Of Nights and Solace.

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