MAQAM music festival
October 19-23 2016

The STÜBAphilharmonie, an orchestra for young musicians in central Germany, presents a workshop/festival of Middle Eastern Music and Culture in cooperation with the Other Music Academy (OMA).

MAQAM is a platform for people from the Middle East, students and musicians from Weimar and beyond to delve into the music of the Middle East in classes, jam sessions, concerts in Weimar's Jakobskirche and more. Learn the fundamentals of Arabic music in workshops led by four professional Syrian musicians.

The MAQAM festival mirrors the variety of Middle Eastern cultures and explores their connection with European music. Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions are deeply intertwined and represent the possibility of mutual inspiration rather than conflict.