Building Bridges Through Music

Via Michigan Arab Orchestra

Goal

To help bridge cultural gaps in Detroit through an education program centered on the performance of classical Arab music

To help foster cultural understanding, the Michigan Arab Orchestra will launch a free afterschool program centered on classical Arab music, language and culture. Operating at the middle and high school level, Building Bridges Through Music will offer choir rehearsals and lessons in traditional Arab instruments, including the oud, frame drum and qanun. The program will culminate in students participating in a joint performance with the orchestra at its annual gala at the historic Music Hall in downtown Detroit.

Project Team

Michigan Arab Orchestra