Bassam Saba and the New York Arabic Orchestra to Perform at the ADC Convention








Washington, DC | | May 21, 2011 -- ADC is proud to announce that the New York Arabic Orchestra will perform at the ADC National Convention on Friday evening June 10, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, D.C., 20008). The event will begin with a reception at 6:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a presentation of the Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Awards at 7:30pm and the concert at 8:00pm.

The New York Arabic Orchestra is lead by nay virtuoso Bassam Saba. Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, performing on oud, violin, buzuq, saz, and western classical flute. Along with Saba and over 20 musicians, guest kanoun virtuoso Jamal Sinno will also perform.

Additionally, two guest vocalists will perform at the concert; Salma Habib, a multi-talented singer and one of the most prominent Arab female vocalists in the United States and Naji Youssef who has been a leading figure in the Arab-American music scene, performing in many venues and festivals throughout the U.S.

Tickets for this event are available at $75.00 per person and included at no charge with each ADC Convention full package registration.

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About Bassam Saba:

Bassam Saba is one of the nation's leading figures of Arabic music. Saba studied nay, oud, and violin at the Lebanon National Conservatory.  At the age of 17, he moved to Paris where he