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December 2017
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Where Rivers Meet: Songs and Stories from Masters of Arabic Music

December 10 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Crossing Borders Music presents the Chicago Folklore Ensemble in the world premiere performance of its brand new show "Where Rivers Meet: Songs and Stories from Masters of Arabic Music." The concert celebrates the cultural contributions of three Chicago-area immigrant musicians from the Middle East: Amro Helmy, an oud player from Cairo, Egypt; Edward Hanna, a percussionist from Basra, Iraq; and Mary Hazboun, a vocalist from Bethlehem, Palestine. The three master musicians will perform with a small ensemble and with a…

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February 2018
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Richès Dayiti: Treasures of Haitian Piano Music

February 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Richès Dayiti: Treasures of Haitian Piano Music will allow Miamians to discover the beauty of Haitian piano music, a repertoire unknown to all but a handful of scholars for the last century. The performances' compositions have been preserved by the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique haïtienne (SRDMH) (Society for the Research and Diffusion of Haitian Music) in Montreal, archived by the Laboratory of World Music Research of the Université de Montréal, and prepared into performance editions by Dr. Robert…

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May 2018

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

May 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Piano Co., 114 S Genesee St Ste 402
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States

Syrian musicians Issam Rafea, oud, and Omar al Musfi, percussion, join Maya Shiraishi, violin, and Tom Clowes, cello, to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt. The ensemble will present original works composed by Rafea, Sufi-inspired violin solos by Abdo Dagher, and the violin-cello duo of Gamal Abdel-Rahim, whose music combines Egyptian modal scales, rhythms, and melodies with European-inspired harmonies. ***This event is currently open only to Waukegan Chamber Music Society season ticket holders. Individual tickets may go on…

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