The Michigan Arabic Orchestra is conducted by Michael Ibrahim and features a classical and traditional genre of Arabic music.
- http://www.arabdetroit.com/events.php?id=1258 Arab Detroit
- http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/index.php?mod=event&year=2010&month=1&day=28 Arab American News, events
You can see my results on beginners who have never performed Arabic music before on youtube under the name "Michigan Arabic Orchestra".....I will be posting the official recordings soon! I also use performance imitation with my ensemble, were I play a phrase and have them play it back exactly the way I played it. What this does is translate the listening examples to their fingers and in turn gives them ideas on how to perform this music with more authentic sound which all goes towards experiencing tarab in a performance.