Dr. Scott Marcus, a specialist in Arab music from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present two lectures April 28 and 29 in Peters Business Building, Room 191.

The free public events are part of the Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance & Film Series
Global Music Lecture Series and cosponsored by the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, the Persian Studies Program and Fresno State’s Middle East Studies Program and Department of Music.

On Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m., Marcus will discuss “Melodic Modes and Rhythms of Arabic Music: Theory vs. Practice.”

On Friday from noon-1 p.m., he will discuss “The Lute (`Ud), the Reed Flute (Nay), the Double Reed Oboe (Mizmar), and Drums: Instruments of the Eastern Arab World from a Performer’s Perspective.”

For more information, contact Dr. Partow Hooshmandrad at phooshmandrad@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2654.

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