Al-Bustan Presents Salma Habib in Turath: Arab Classical & Folk Songs

Posted On:
11 September, 2016
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Vocalist Salma Habib
Vocalist Salma Habib

Al-Bustan is pleased to present vocalist SALMA HABIB with AL-BUSTAN TAKHT ENSEMBLE in Turath: An Evening of Arab Classical & Folk Songs

Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble:
Hanna Khoury – violin
Kinan Abou-afach – cello
Hicham Chami – qanun
Hafez Kotain – percussion

With guest appearance by AHMAD GAMAL – Cairo Opera House soloist

Date: Saturday November 5, 2016

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Trinity Center for Urban Life | 22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia

Tickets: $25 General | $15 Student | $30 Door

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Salma Habib, a Palestinian-American, pursued her musical talents singing and dancing since the age of seven.  While in Palestine, she hosted a children’s television show and a daily radio show for youth and adults.  Since emigrating to the United States, she hosted TV shows on the Arab Radio and Television channel and performed in numerous concerts across the country with Simon Shaheen and Al-Qantara Ensemble, Bassam Saba and New York Arabic Orchestra, and Zikrayat, among others.  Besides her musical career, Salma has a doctorate in counseling psychology and currently practices psychotherapy in New Jersey.

Watch video of Salma Habib singing in composer/pianist Malek Jandali’s “Watani Ana – I Am My Homeland”

Support for this concert is provided in part by Bustan Al Funun Fund at The Center for Arab American Philanthropy and William Penn Foundation.