Welcome to the National Arab Orchestra

The National Arab Orchestra, formerly The Michigan Arab Orchestra, is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating memorable musical experiences through education and performance with emphasis on the musical traditions of the Arab World

Latest Events

Layali al-Andalus

Layali al-Andalus

12/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Layali al-Andalus, or “Andalusian Nights” is part of the MDC Live Arts season-closer celebration. In a nod to al-Andalus and Moorish Spain, the National Arab Orchestra will be joined by esteemed Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz and guest singers Marian Layousse, Usama Baalbaki, Alfonso Cid and Susana Behar.  
The Films of Mohammed Bayoumi w/ National Arab Orchestra

The Films of Mohammed Bayoumi w/ National Arab Orchestra

17/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - AANM’s Global Fridays series and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friday Night Live will unite for the first time with the National Arab Orchestra (NAO) for the WORLD PREMIERE of an original score written by NAO founder/director Michael Ibrahim. Taking place at the DIA, this performance by the NAO Takht Ensemble will be paired live [...]
National Arab Orchestra – A Night of Tarab

National Arab Orchestra – A Night of Tarab

01/10/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - The National Arab Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season with A Night of Tarab; a concert featuring some timeless classics of Arab music. The concert will feature: Usama Baalbaki, Ghada Derbas, and Abdallah Moussa from New York, along with many other great surprises!