Salaam: An Interactive Musical Performance

Wednesday, April 26, 6 pm, Lobby, Main LibrarySalaam

Salaam, whose name means peace in Arabic, is a musical ambassador for peaceful coexistence, and has delighted audiences for years with its expansive repertoire of Middle Eastern and North African music. Iraqi-American band leader Dena El Saffar’s compositions take advantage of her own eclectic musical upbringing to create a sound rooted in maqam (the modal system used throughout the Middle East), with tasteful forays into Latin, African, Balkan, Rock, Blues, and Classical styles. Salaam brings this original material to the stage alongside lush compositions of Mohammed Abdel Wahab and the Rahbani Brothers, historic Ottoman Empire-era Peshrevs, anonymous Iraqi songs, and folkloric melodies from Upper Egypt.

Join Salaam in the lobby of the Evanston Public Library for an interactive musical performance!

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