Welcome to saltanah.com!

The goal of our group is to preserve and present traditional and popular Middle Eastern music in the Washington DC greater area, by the following means:

  • Producing concerts, lecture / demonstrations and other shows
  • Organizing workshops and shows for visiting artists
  • Providing contacts for members of the public interested in studying Middle Eastern music, or in hiring musicians for their events.

In these pages you will find information about Middle Eastern music and the instruments that we play, some of our upcoming events, photos from previous events, and information about the different kinds of groups that we offer.

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DC appreciators of Arabic music - catch some superb Arabic music tomorrow night at Bossa Bistro! We had the good fortune to play some events with Abboud when he lived in DC, and we look forward to hearing him with his violinist tomorrow!
Juthoor from Jordan (oud and violin) at Bossa
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Juthoor from Jordan (oud and violin) at Bossa

May 23, 2017, 7:00pm - May 23, 2017, 8:00pm

Juthoor is a group of musicians from Jordan who seek to revive the roots of Levantine music by unearthing the instrumental heritage the Middle East at large, fusing influences from Armenia, Greece, Ir...

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We will be playing at SQCC's Embassy walk event! Be sure to say hi to us if you stop by! There will be lots of other fun activities as well.
Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC
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Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC

May 6, 2017, 10:00am - May 7, 2017, 3:00pm

Enter the enchanting world of Oman and experience Middle East culture like never before at Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour, May 6 10AM - 4PM @ SQCC! Explore the scents and spices that h...

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Saturday night's performance by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was wonderful! We had a great time playing for the after party, and they had a photo booth - how fun is that? :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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