Chicago, USA – Marcel Khalife will be performing in Chicago
this Sunday, November 14th, at 7 pm, to support the
Arab American Action Network (AAAN) and
Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP). It will take place at The Joan W. and
Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, in
Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Proceeds from this concert will go directly towards the purchase of three
mobile medical units to aid the severely underserved Palestinians in the West
Bank, as well as to support AAAN’s community-based social services, organizing,
advocacy, youth, and arts and cultural programs.Mr. Khalife is considered one of the greatest composers and masters of the ud,
the fretless Arabic lute. Beyond the disciplined instrumental work, Khalife is
most loved for his haunting and inspiring settings of Arab poetry, including
that of Khalil Gibran and Mahmoud Darwish.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.