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

Chicago Folklore Ensemble is proud to announce the premier of our new show, Where Rivers Meet.

Join us for two free shows:

December 10, 2017, 3pm at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

December 17, 2017, 3pm at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.

Where Rivers Meet is a show of Arabic music and storytelling that takes listeners down the rivers of the Middle East. String ensemble and storyteller accompany master musicians from Iraq, Egypt, and Palestine who share melodies and memories passed down in song and story.

This show features three artists who live in the Chicago area:

Amro Hosny Helmy, oud player and singer from Cairo, Egypt
Mary Hazboun, singer from Bethlehem, Palestine
Edward Hanna, percussionist from Basra, Iraq