Friday, May 4
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ♦ 8:30 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.
Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.
Drawing upon the traditional melodies of the Middle East and South Asia combined with those of Jewish music, Salaam-Shalom (which means “peace” in both Arabic and Hebrew) affirms the possibilities for mutual learning, enrichment and goodwill among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Salaam-Shalom members reach out to each other to teach and celebrate their heritage through music.
The Salaam-Shalom Music Project comprises distinguished artists from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and the Arab and Muslim professional music community, including first- and second-generation artists from Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Palestine, and the former Soviet Union. The ensemble draws from the wellsprings of ancestral folk songs and dances. The oud (Arabic lute), daf (hand-held drum), ney (Arabic flute) as well as violin, clarinet, and double bass create an entrancing atmosphere of spirit and spirituality.