Khaleeji and Afro Cuban music meet in an evening of spiritual jazz, for a world-premiere, live concert recording.

Following the success of the Cuban Khaleeji Project, recently revived in three sold-out concerts in New York, Boom.Diwan collaborate once again with the multi Grammy Award winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill. Experience the rhythms and sounds of two seafaring cultures coming together for an intimate concert that features a Kuwaiti Sea Arts (bahri) percussion ensemble and Afro Latin jazz musicians.

The music, part of Al-Mulaifi’s research as an applied ethnomusicologist and NYUAD visiting professor of music, will be the result of a shared dialog with his friend and long-time collaborator Arturo O’Farrill, and recorded for a forthcoming album in The Black Box over the course of a week. It culminates in this concert, presented with the support of the NYUAD Division of Arts and Humanities, and co-commissioned by The Arts Center, and as a part of Abu Dhabi City of Music.