Tareq Abboushi: Shusmo and Jazz

ShusmoNew York-based quintet Shusmo is forging a new genre of Arabic music. Headed by Palestinian pianist and Buzuq player Tareq Abboushi, the group has just released their second album, titled Mumtastic.

In this podcast we talk with Tareq about how jazz is a great jumping-off point, how political and cultural changes in the Arab world are leading to greater creative expression, and why New York is such a great place to interact with other musicians.

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