Children of the Stone/Dal’ouna Ensemble featuring Ramzi Aburedwan with vocalist Nidal Ibourk and author Sandy Tolan
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | 7 PM
Children of the Stone/DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE featuring Palestinian musician/composer RAMZI ABUREDWAN and DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE with special guest vocalist NIDAL IBOURK and award-winning author and journalist SANDY TOLAN
The CHILDREN OF THE STONE/DAL’OUNA concert celebrates Palestinian musician and educator Ramzi Aburedwan and his belief in the power of music and culture to transform lives and resist oppression. Featured in concert will be the powerful music of Ramzi Aburedwan and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble: a dynamic fusion of Palestinian folk, classical, jazz and world music. Ensemble members include renowned composer, violist and buzouk player Ramzi Aburedwan and percussionist Tareq Rantisi from Palestine, oud player Ziad Ben Yousseffrom Tunisia, Edwin Buger from Yugoslavia on accordion, and special guest vocalist Nidal Ibourk from Morocco. The concert tour corresponds with the paperback release of Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan, author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree. Children of the Stone tells the dramatic story of Ramzi Aburedwan’s life growing up in an occupied Palestinian refugee camp and his transformation from a stone throwing youth of the first intifada, to a talented musician studying at the Edward Said Palestine National Academy of Music and a French Conservatory and his final return to Palestine to realize his life’s dream of founding a music school, Al-Kamandjati that has centers in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. He views Al-Kamandjati and related projects with international musicians as a combination of safe haven, creative resistance, and trauma therapy for the least fortunate Palestinian children, many living in refugee camps. Sandy Tolan will do readings from Children of the Stone.
$17-$40 ($15-$38 Members)
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets available at http://GuildHall.org; Box Office; 631.324.4050; http://Theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111.
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available