Classical Arab Music and Poetry Reading

A concert by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble with poetry reading by Ahmad Almallah

Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
Ahmad Almallah
Ahmad Almallah

An afternoon of music with poetry selected from the Andalusian muwashshah and Golden Age of Arab music.

Al-Bustan is pleased to have presented the third event of Words Adorned featuring Ahmad Almallah’s reading of a sampling of Andalusian poetry with music by Al-Bustan Tkaht Ensemble: Hanna Khoury on violin, Hicham Chami on qanun, Kinan Abou-afach on cello, and Hafez Kotain on riq. This musical-literary afternoon was well received by the attendees, as we heard afterwards:.=


– A magnificient auditory experience to remember.
– An outstanding musical performance.
– Transcendental in nature and soothing to the spirit.
– Superb musicianship!
– I most enjoyed the musical selections and Q&A session afterwards. The musicians’ responses wore informative.

Watch video recording showing a medley of qudud halabiya by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble with Ahamd Almallah reading selections of poems by Abu Bakr Ibn Yahya Ibn Baqiyy :