|Where Rivers Meet: Stories and Songs From Masters of Arabic Music|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Where Rivers Meet: Songs and Stories from Masters of Arabic Music, celebrates the cultural contributions of immigrants from the Middle East. The show features stories gathered from two musicians who live in the Chicago area: Amro Helmy, an oud player from Cairo, Egypt and Edward Hanna, a percussionist from Basra, Iraq. The storyteller, Anita Darwish, will narrate the personal stories, bringing to life the cultural context and memories behind the music, including stories of political persecution and the experience of immigration. The music, played by Lucia Thomas on oud and violin, complements the storytelling and they interweave into a beautiful tapestry of story and song, illustrating the complex and beautiful lives of people from the Arab world.Library: Cook Park Library map
Location: Meeting Room
Link: Discover the Chicago Folklore Ensemble!