This Week in the In All Languages Department: Bassam Saba Ensemble on Middle Eastern Influences

Friday, July 29, 2011; 12:00am - 1:00am: Bassam Saba, director of the New York Arabic Orchestra and member of The Bassam Saba Ensemble joins us on Middle Eastern Influences to discuss the influences that he incorporates into his compositions, The Bassam Saba Ensemble's most recent recording 'Wonderful Land,' the nature of Arabic music and his life as a musician. He plays the oud, violin, buzuq, saz, nay and western classical flute. Be sure to check out Bassam Saba and The Bassam Saba Ensemble at Celebrate Brooklyn! this Friday, July 29th at 7:30. For more information, visit To find out more about Bassam Saba and his music, please visit