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Renowned musician hosting first-ever Arabic Music Week

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

Elias Lammam is heading up the first-ever Santa Cruz Arabic Music Week. (Photo by Sharif Photography)

SANTA CRUZ World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam has gathered students from all over the state for the first-ever Santa Cruz Arabic Music Week.

The week-long workshop in Arabic music, beginning today and held at a studio on 41st Avenue in Capitola, will culminate on Saturday with a performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Lammam, who is originally from Lebanon and now lives in Capitola, said the workshop aims to familiarize students with Arabic music and all its intricacies.

"What we're doing here is making people more knowledgeable with scales and tuning," he said.

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