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Anyone who grew up listening to Arabic classical music, folk tunes and pop numbers of yesteryear may know how difficult this can be.Solo shows are rare for Khcheich.Jazz musicians, it seems, don't bang out the songs' rhythms and melodies as literally as the Arabic ensemble, but elaborate independent musical canvases upon which to showcase her vocals.Describing how these musical arrangements sound to those raised on traditional instrumentation, Khcheich has recalled the remarks of a Lebanese colleague – noted oud-player Charbel Rouhana – uttered after one of her jazz-inflected concerts.Friday night's show saw Khcheich perform several tunes while seated, accompanying herself on frame drum and oud.
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