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The Dalouna Ensemble and Children of the Stone concert and book tour celebrates Palestinian musician and educator Ramzi Aburedwan and his belief in the power of music and culture to transform lives and resist oppression.
The tour corresponds with the paperback release of Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land (Bloomsbury, April 2015/paperback March 2016) by Sandy Tolan, author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree. This event is part of a national tour and is the only scheduled event in Florida.
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.
Featured in concert will be the powerful music of Ramzi Aburedwan and his Arabic-French Dalouna 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 Youssef from Tunisia, Edwin Buger from Yugoslavia on accordion, and the U.S. Award-winning author and journalist Sandy Tolan will do readings from his book, Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. Mr. Tolan will also be available after the performance for book singings, so don’t forget to bring your books.
You can be a part of the legacy by joining us on Friday, September 23rd for a live concert with the Dalouna Ensemble and award winning author and journalist, Sandy Tolan!
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Schedule of the Evening
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cocktail Hour: Complimentary Beer/Wine (21+), Soda, Water, Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Live Concert
9:30 PM to 10:30 PM – Book Signing, complimentary desserts and coffee.
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