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Finnish guitarist/oudist Jussi Reijonen in Concert

Event Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:00pm

Finnish guitarist/oudist Jussi Reijonen celebrates the release of his CD un - and his graduation from the master's program in Contemporary Improvisation at NEC

Composer Jussi Reijonen is truly a product of where he grew up: in five countries across three continents. The multi-instrumentalist plays fretless/fretted guitar and oud (11-string Arabic lute), and his new CD Jussi Reijonen: un is a stunning crystallization of the interplay between Eastern and Western musical traditions. Bringing together seasoned musicians from Finland, Turkey, Sweden, Palestine and Spain, un pays tribute to the traditions of American and Scandinavian jazz as well as the folk musics of the Middle East and Africa.

This performance features the band from un: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez, plus special guest violinist Layth Sidiq and cellist Naseem Al-Atrash

Click below to hear some of the music:

Admission to the 8 p.m. show is free