Dina El Wedidi, on tour as part of Center Stage

September 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

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With her powerful, nuanced voice and sophisticated style, Egyptian singer and composer Dina El Wedidi has carved herself a critical place in the global music scene, creating music that she describes as New Egyptian Folk and Arab Fusion. A protégé of the great Brazilian music icon Gilberto Gil, El Wedidi’s original songs draw on folklore, rituals, and early twentieth-century popular music, as well as global ideas and explorations.


Arrive early for a pre-concert discussion with Dina El Wedidi led by ethnomusicologist and UR associate professor Andy McGraw at 6:30 PM.

This event is part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $22
Adult: $28 UR Student: Free for UR Students
Senior (62+): $25 UR Employee: $24
Child (0-12): $14 Group (20+): $25

The presentation of Dina Elwedidi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. This performance is also sponsored in part by The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the The Cultural Affairs Committee.

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