Live performance at a past UCLA Spring Festival
The Ensemble performs in its entirety every year during the UCLA Spring Festival of World Music, held at the
Schoenberg Auditorium, Schoenberg Hall.
An audience of three to five hundred enjoys a night
of powerful music and dance, with inspiring improvisations and performances from the thirty to fifty
musicians on stage that often include numerous guest artists. The accompanying video clip
from a past UCLA Spring Festival features the Near East Ensemble directed by Prof. Jihad
Racy, with guest percussionist Souhail Kaspar and guest dancer Sahra.
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