The Salaam-Shalom Music Project 11.10.19
The Salaam-Shalom Music Project
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
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. The Project 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, Iraq, Pakistan, Jordan-Palestine, the former Soviet Union and the US. The ensemble draws from the wellsprings of ancestral folk songs and dances for their creativity. 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.