Coming to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, AR: Thursday Oct.18 at 7:00pm it's "Caravanserai: Majid Bekkas Gnawa Ensemble with Brahim Fribgane" in Baum Walker Hall. With the goal of introducing Americans to some of the most exciting and dynamic artists from the Muslim world, Caravanserai is a groundbreaking cultural engagement program that intends to open and expand the dialogue between American and Muslim societies using the arts as a point of entry. Hailing from Morocco, Majid Bekkas is a contemporary master of gnawa – one of West Africa’s oldest musical traditions – and a predecessor to American jazz and blues. Joined by Moroccan-American oud master Brahim Fribgane, Bekkas and his Ensemble will take the audience on a spiritual journey to the soul of the gnawa culture. For ticket information call the box office at (479) 443-5600 or visit www.waltonartscenter.org.