Music For Change: The Banned Countries 

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As a direct protest to the 2017 Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim-majority countries, San Francisco’s Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet premieres a new program featuring music from the original seven “banned” countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—among others. Kronos’ Music for Change: The Banned Countries highlights a rich diversity of artistic voices, including works composed specifically for the performance, new collaborations, and signature works from Kronos’ extensive repertoire.

Acknowledgements

With support from Stanford University’s Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program In Iranian Studies

Program

  • Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Mugam Sayagi

  • Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik): Zaghlala زغللةً

  • Traditional (arr. Stephen Prutsman): Wa Habibi (Beloved)

  • Ramallah Underground (arr. Jacob Garchik): Tashweesh

  • Aftab Darvishi: Winds from South (World premiere)

  • Omar Souleyman (arr. Jacob Garchik): La Sidounak Sayyada (I’ll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You)

  • Izak Algazi (arr. Jacob Garchik): Yetzav Ha-El

  • Sahba Aminikia: Pareeshān (Abstracted)

  • Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky: Chang-Music IV: Movement II

  • Traditional (arr. Milad Yousufi): Bia Ke Berem Ba Mazar (World premiere)

  • Dur-Dur Band (arr. Jacob Garchik): Dooyo (World premiere)

  • Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda): Escalay (Water Wheel)

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