On-site at the museum
Mix and mingle with friends old and new, explore the galleries, and enjoy the rhythms of Arab violin and flamenco guitar.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Georges Lammam, born in Beirut, Lebanon, of Palestinian descent, is a solo violinist who exemplifies the Arab style of instrumental improvisation. A recording artist, composer, and artistic director for the Georges Lammam Ensemble, he is a featured artist in other musical groups, including Ancient Future, Wobbly World, Shabazz, and Pena Pacha Mama Group. Lammam’s music has enhanced and supported the work of arts and philanthropic nonprofits that advocate for the rights of Palestinians.
Gabriel Navia was born into a musical family in Bolivia. His career in music began in 1993 at age 11 with his performance on the disc “Encuentros” with Grammy nominee Eddy Navia and Andean performance group Sukay. Fusing flamenco, Cuban, Brazilian, and Bolivian music with jazz, pop, rock, electronica, and contemporary, he has performed on many stages around the world. In 2007, he received a scholarship from Fundacion Carolina to study at the Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu in Barcelona with flamenco guitar master Manuel Granados.
Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.