The Al-Kindî Ensemble and the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus

3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery

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Like a nomadic conservatoire, the Al-Kindi Ensemble brings together Syrian, Egyptian, Iraqi, Turkish and Tunisian virtuoso musicians. The beauty they attain through instrumental and vocal precision is heightened by the captivating presence of the whirling dervishes. The show’s opening act is 3MA, a plucked-string trio that formed in 2006 and, since then, has enchanted audiences everywhere.