An Evening of Music and Poetry
Al-Bustan is pleased to present internationally acclaimed poet and novelist NAOMI SHIHAB NYE in a literary and musical evening with Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble.
Location: Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd and Spruce St (see map)
The evening will consist of three parts:
Music performance by The Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble
Poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye and music by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
Enjoy conversation and light refreshments after the concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:30am – 12pm
Location: University of Pennsylvania Bookstore – 2nd Floor – 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Naomi Shihab Nye will read excerpts from her recently published book, followed by Q&A, and book signing. Light refreshments will be served. FREE, open to children and families.
Learn more about The Turtle of Oman. Read interview with Nye.
Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble is comprised of four musicians, three of whom are recent recipients of the Pew Fellowship for the Arts for their exemplary talent in Arab music: Hanna Khoury on violin, Hicham Chami on qanun, Kinan Abou-afach on cello, and Hafez Kotain on percussion.
The Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble and Philadelphia Arab Percussion Ensemble are comprised of community members and students interested in learning and performing Arab music. Led by Music Director/Violinist Hanna Khoury and Percussionist Hafez Kotain, with cellist Kinan Abou-afach, the Ensembles meet on Thursday evenings at University of Pennsylvania and include singers, instrumentalists, and percussionists. The Ensembles are supported by University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Greenfield Intercultural Center.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the William Penn Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts’ Building Bridges Program