Thursday 28 June 07:00pm

Kinan Azmeh Presents

Layale Chaker

6pm doors • 7pm show


Violinist and composer Layale Chaker’s debut album “Inner Rhyme” is a suite that explores aesthetics of Arabic poetry. This pre-release concert unveils musical threads mapped through the rhythmical cycles of the twelve classical Arabic poetic meters. Listeners will feel the fluidity of oral and free forms, the abstraction of language into the physical contour of verses, and the percussive potential of words. Beyond expression, the composition process tries to capture the shape and essence of epic testimonials on life, death, war and love that make the heart of Arabic poetry.

Layale Chaker will be joined by her ensemble, Sarafand, made up of cellist Jake Charkey, pianist Phillip Golub, bassist Nick Dunston, and percussionist Adam Maalouf.