Vince Delgado’s Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble
The Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble plays a diverse array of Classical, Urban and Folk music from the Arabic speaking countries as well as Turkish, Greek, Armenian, and Persian traditions. They have performed in concert settings, lecture demonstration presentations, for dance concerts, folk dancing events and art music house concerts. They have performed at over 25 municipal libraries as well as world music classes at Sacramento State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Dominican University.
In a time when there is so much negative perception about the Middle East, we believe that the aesthetics and variety of these cultures would be of interest to an American audience. There is much beautiful music to be heard from these countries that have been developing and evolving in their culture for a few thousand years.
“The program was awesome. I had a patron tell me how enjoyable it was and he loved learning so much.”
- Lisa Musgrove
Sonoma Valley Library
“Vince, once again, thank you for such a wonderful program. I really appreciated your groups beautiful music.”
- Liz Ruhland
El Cerrito Community Library
“The Mid-East Tapestry was a fabulous ensemble that provided valuable insight into the music of the Middle East. The performance and lecture was inclusive and spectacular for music and non-music majors.”
-Prof. Mike Crain
Sacramento State University
“Many members who attended the lecture commented that the presentation was not only informative and interesting, but rich in musical composition and variety. Personally, I found the lecture contained a wealth of information about the instruments and musical structure that was truly enlightening. While the majority of attendees came to the event knowing nothing about this music, many remarked that they left with new insight into Turkish and Arabic culture imbibed in this fascinating and textured musical tradition.”
- Dana Pandey
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Dominican University of California