2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Sounds from the World

1001 Nights Orchestra

Thursday, March 17
8:30PM - 9:10PM

Russian House
307 E 5th St


Listen to Willow (Itia) - Greek folk song

1001 Nights Orchestra is Austin's longest-running Middle Eastern ensemble. It was founded by Iranian musician Kamran Hooshmand in the late 1980s and has gone through many transformations since then to encompass international folk, traditional, dance and pop music from the greater Middle East, the Balkans, Southwest Asia and the Caucasus. The collective's sound is happy, energetic, danceable and includes lots of improvisational solos which add to the spontaneous almost jazzy quality of the sound. The instrumentation varies but is always a mix of Western and Eastern instruments such as violin, clarinet, accordion, bass, oud, qanun, frame drums, etc.

The band has two recordings with the current configuration under its belt. The 2002 release received praise from local press as an instrumental international folk album and topped local world music charts. The 2015 release is a live recording that was produced in collaboration...

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