Notes Against the Ban - Fundraiser

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Aswat Ensemble
for Zawaya
Notes Against the Ban:
A Musical Response from the Seven

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On March 25th at ICCNC in Oakland,  ZAWAYA and ICCNC will co-sponsor a concert by Aswat Ensemble and Guest Performers showcasing the music of the 7 countries listed on January 27th's Executive Order.

The beauty of such a concert will lie in expressing the complexity and many cultural layers in the seven countries – Libya, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan-- with music acting as ambassador from these countries to our own. In instrumental music and in vocal pieces with instrumental accompaniment, we will present the different tonal systems/modes and rhythmic structures in the music, which derive from and in turn highlight the countries’ rich cultural, social, religious, and artistic traditions.

We are preparing two pieces of music from each of the seven countries to present in a 2-hour concert. The songs may be religious, secular or folk, but in every case we are selecting the most-loved, most-typical music from each country -- the music that makes people think of home. Translations of each song will be projected on a screen for the audience.

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$1,464 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
Created February 8, 2017
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San Mateo, CA
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Carol Rothman
27 days ago

Great event!

27 days ago
beth weinberger
1 month ago
Nabil Wahbeh
1 month ago
Trish Elliott
1 month ago

I strongly support your organization, as a Jew and a human being.

Matt Luedke
1 month ago
deborah lafferty
1 month ago

Thank you so much for this opportunity to hear music from these countries ! Music - the international language that brings us all together,

Sameena Usman
1 month ago
Noura Fakoury
1 month ago
Manal Elkarra
1 month ago
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