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Wednesday, May 3, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Part of the World Music Womens Concert Series

Huda Asfour

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 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.

Huda Asfour believes in the necessity of transcending borders in both life and music. A polymath with works in the fields of music, biomedical engineering, signal and image processing, and social work. She is a natural storyteller whose music, through the tenderness of her oud and the lyricism of her compositions, challenges taboos and stereotypes. An exceptional improviser who has over the years collaborated with artists spanning countries from the USA to China.

Since the establishment of her first band with Tamer Abu Ghazaleh in 2003, Huda has released two studio albums; ‘Mars, funded by The Culture Resource and 'Kouni, supported by a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts. Over the past 10 years, she has collaborated and performed with artists across the globe. She is the co-founder of the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival and Mashriq Maghreb, LLC. In March of 2019, she was nominated for the Aga Khan Music Awards for the Performance category. She is currently developing improvisation curricula for conducted improvisations supported by a grant from Mophradat arts funding organization.

In addition to her work in music, Dr. Asfour is also a Biomedical Engineer with over 10 years of research and teaching experience.

Be sure to register for the two-day Improvisation Workshop with Huda Asfour on May 6 & 7!