Egyptian & Middle Eastern Music

“Amwaaj” means “waves” in Arabic.  Amwaaj is a classical Arabic ensemble dedicated to creating an audience for classical Arabic music in Minnesota.  Through presenting concerts and offering educational programs, Amwaaj hopes to share their love of the Arabic repertoire with a diverse range of audiences. Amwaaj’s members have over 100 years combined musical experience, come from different cultural backgrounds, and have studied under renowned masters like Simon Shaheen.

Salah Abdel Fattah, originally from Egypt, on violin and oud, Laura Harada on violin, oud,  and percussion, Tim O’Keefe on percussion and oud, Dawn Doering on nay and flute.