The Brooklyn-based ensemble of accomplished Arab, Turkish, Iranian, classical, bluegrass, and jazz musicians announce their nomadic journey in the heart of the borough. Interpreting Middle Eastern folk music through cultural and musical backgrounds as diverse as Brooklyn itself, the Nomads put a contemporary spin on a traditional Arabic repertoire from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, as well music from Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan and beyond. Brass and wind, string and vocals, tap and percussion– Brooklyn Nomads create a transcendent mix of voices, rich instrumentation and innovative composition.
The rich ecosystem of NYC permitted this group to come to life: musicians from different continents and distinct backgrounds creating a hybrid of transcendent sounds. We hope to keep adding to the music around us and share the journey with you.