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Middle Eastern Music
On our About pages, you can learn about  Middle Eastern music, it's history, the distinguishing characteristics of the music that make it sounds so unique.  Characteristics like microtones, dominant rhythms and the importance of improvisation.Learn about  middle eastern music, it's history, and the fascinating instruments that we play. You can also learn about the fascinating instruments that we play.  Instruments like the oud, qanun, ney, darbuka and riq.
Hire Musicians Check our Available Groups, to hire musicians for your special event
Event Calendar Check our Event Calendar to find out
where we will be performing next.

Welcome to Saltanah.com

Welcome to saltanah.com!  The goal of our group is to preserve and present traditional and popular Middle Eastern music in the Washington DC greater area, by the following means:

  • Producing concerts, lecture / demonstrations and other shows
  • Organizing workshops and shows for visiting artists
  • Providing contacts for members of the public interested in studying Middle Eastern music, or in hiring musicians for their events.

In these pages you will find information about Middle Eastern music and the instruments that we play, some of our upcoming events, photos from previous events, and information about the different kinds of groups that we offer.

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Join our list for upcoming events and other news.

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Find a Belly Dancer

Find a dancer to enhance your next event.  See photos and dancer specialties, and teacher information.

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Share Your Passion

Connect with others who are interested in Middle Eastern Music on our forum. Ask about the lyrics of your favorite song, or share your latest video.

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Our Store

Information on musical instruments for sale and possibly other surprises!

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