Sounds of Desire
Heather Raffo, author and actress of the award winning one woman show 9 Parts of Desire, teams up with accomplished Iraqi maqam and jazz musician Amir ElSaffar, Syrian vocalist Gaida, percussionist Johnny Farraj and oud player Hadi Eldebek for a dramatic evening of spoken word and melodic solos. Using characters from Raffo’s acclaimed one-woman show like slam poetry, together they present a concert of urban and classical sounds that spring from both their Arab and American roots.
Powerful! Impassioned! Vivid! Memorable! - The New York Times