‘Sound: the Encounter, New Music From Iran and Syria’


Modern jazz, Persian modes, and Sufi trance music blend into a cosmopolitan fantasia when Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub meets the Iranian father-son duo consisting of dancer-bagpiper Saied Shanbezadeh and his percussionist son Naghib. Rajoub cackles and cascades as Saied blows his ney-ban pipes and displays high-stepping dance moves. Naghib, meanwhile, manages to hold it all together.

Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m., 2013