The Arab American National Museum presents The Spirit of al-Andalus: A Concert of Arab Music and Flamenco, features Los Angeles-based Arab music masters A.J. Racy & Ensemble and renowned Detroit-based Flamenco artists La Chispa & Company, whose members include three native Andalusians.
This once-in-a-lifetime cross-cultural experience takes place at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Reflecting distinctly Arab and Spanish cultural influences, each ensemble will perform a set; then, the two will unite for an improvisational jam session.
This evening marks the occasion of the 10th Museum Gala, supporting the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn. Since 2004 – prior to the May 2005 opening of the AANM – this important annual event has been the Museum’s single-largest source of unrestricted funding.