Crossing Borders Music performs music of Egyptian composers, including composers inspired by the rich tradition of art music in Sufism (the inner mystical dimension of Islam), Egyptian folk music, peddler’s songs, and, in the work of Gamal Abdel-Rahim, the combination of traditional Egyptian maqamat (modal scales), rhythms, and melodies with innovative, modal harmonies.

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