Brooklyn Maqam

The New York Oud Festival
Artistic Discipline: Music
Category: Brooklyn Arts FundLocal Arts Support
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Fort Greene

Brooklyn Maqam is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and building community through Arabic music and other maqam-based musical practices. Our goals are to connect musicians and audiences, preserve the art form through education and mentorship, and provide performance opportunities for both established expert practitioners and emerging talents.

The New York Oud Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that displays the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York's diverse musical culture. The NYOF celebrates the oud and its wide-ranging influence on global music culture, showcasing artists from a multitude of traditions and contexts, and demonstrating why the oud continues to be one of the world's most beloved instruments.