Sami Moukaddem Arabian Quintet @ Pendulum
Born in Lebanon, guitarist and composer Sami Moukaddem "draws fruitfully on his Middle Eastern heritage to create this fascinating jazz hybrid."-The Irish Times. High praise for the adopted Dubliner, whose music incorporates vivid images from his formative experiences growing up in the Lebanon and his relationship at one remove from the social, political and humane concerns of his homeland. A musical tagine that marries original tunes with Arabic grooves, and seasoned by Irish, Lebanese, and Spanish musicians, with Brendan Doyle (tenor), Jose Carlos Flores (bass), Dave McCune (perc), plus a debut Pendulum performance for the group's latest addition, singer Riona Hartman.