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Issam Rafea and Gao Hong Duo
October 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pmFREE
Innova artists Issam Rafea and Gao Hong present “The Blending of Ancient Souls from Syria and China” Free and Open to the Public
Fresh off appearances at the Smithsonian that left audience members at the edge of their seats, the Issam Rafea and Gao Hong Duo are retuning to Minnesota for three free concerts in three days.
Syrian oud master Issam Rafea and Chinese pipa master Gao Hong perform live improvisations blending Chinese and Arabic techniques in a performance titled “The Blending of Ancient Souls from Syria and China.” Since they never discuss what they will play in advance, no two performances are ever the same. Each concert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and audiences witness singular creations that come to life before their very eyes and ears – but are never to be repeated again.