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416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454

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April 2018

Inn-fest Kick Off: Gao Hong & Issam Rafea

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$20 - $25

Both the Arabic lute, the oud, and the Chinese four-stringed lute, the pipa, originated from the same ancient instrument - the Persian barbat. Though the pipa has been altered considerably throughout its 2000-year history, it originally resembled the 5,000-year old oud and is thought to have been introduced to China through the Silk Road. Syrian oud master عصام رافع Issam Rafea and Chinese pipa master Gao Hong, Pipa Player and composer instantly bonded when first met. They immediately committed to recording and performing together.…

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