Roumana

Roumana is an all-women world music ensemble featuring qanun, cello, and hand-percussion. The group’s repertoire is grounded in the music of the Middle East, primarily Arabic and Turkish music, but also ventures out to include styles such as Balkan, Armenian, Romani, Andalusian, North African and Read More …

Saltanah Arabic Band

The Saltanah Arabic Band is based in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Washington, DC area. They perform authentic Arabic music for special occasions like weddings, engagement parties, birthdays, pre-wedding parties, celebrations, bachelors, christenings, as well as corporate events and functions. This group can vary from 2 Read More …

Saltanah Ensemble

Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble The Saltanah Ensemble is a traditional Arabic music ensemble that includes instruments such as qanun (Middle Eastern zither), oud (lute), ney (bamboo end-blown flute), violin, cello and percussion instruments such as riq (Arabic tambourine), darbuka (goblet-shaped drum) and def (frame drum). Read More …