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Al-Bustan Musicians Visit the Upper School

September 23rd, 2009

On Monday, September 21st, musicians from Al-Bustan visited to play and teach us about their music. Al-Bustan: Seeds of Culture is a Philadelphia-based organization devoted to Arabic arts. We had the opportunity to hear a wonderful violinist and percussionist play for us. During the short presentation, we read rhythmic notation, clapped along with the music, and learned the terms for Arabic forms of music and instruments. The performers were very skilled, especially in complicated rhythms. For more information about Al-Bustan workshops and classes in percussion, language arts, Arab culture, and visual arts, see www.albustanseeds.org, or see Ms. Mazza for a flyer.