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EISMA house concert featuring Ronnie Malley and Turath Ensemble

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the home of Liping Yang and Jonathan Domsky

1001 Judson Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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In a beautiful home in Evanston, audiences are invited to experience the moving music and dance of the Turath Ensemble. Turath ("tradition" or "heritage" in Arabic) is a musical collective that performs music from Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. Performers will include talented Chicago-based musicians Ronnie Malley (oud, voice); Hamze Allaham (shibaba, voice, and poet); George Lawler (percussion); and Ahmed Hamad (dabke).

The event runs 7-10pm, with Turath performing approximately 8-9pm. Beer, wine, drinks and Middle Eastern appetizers throughout the evening are included in the ticket price. Adults only, please.

Eight reasons to join us on April 15:

- it's close to home and easy to get to
- a rare opportunity to hear music and see dance up close in an intimate setting
- beer, wine, drinks and appetizers throughout the evening are all included
- meet fellow Evanstonians interested in bridging borders through music
- learn more about Levantine culture and traditions through music
- support local musicians
- support EISMA's efforts to provide equitable music experiences to all District 65 students
- experience the same group that all District 65 students will see perform in school through EISMA this April. Thus if you are a D65 parent, you can talk about it and share at home.

All proceeds benefit EISMA's spring 2017 Concerts for Kids Series, which will present 28 concerts by the Turath Ensemble in 19 Evanston elementary and middle schools.

For over 40 years the Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA, an independent nonprofit organization) has been essential to our city’s and schools’ goals to provide equal access to arts programming for all students, regardless of a school’s budget. EISMA’s mission, budget, and structure—which fulfills the cost-reducing task of “block booking,” scheduling with school personnel, contracting musicians, and vetting—all ensure that the same high quality professional, educational performances reach every student, at every school, including Park School and Rice Education Center. While school PTA/PTO contributions cover part of the artist fees, in oder to keep the fees affordable to all schools, EISMA must raise nearly half of its budget from individuals and grants. EISMA presents two performances each year to all District 65 schools. The groups selected are professional musicians representing a wide range of cultures and musical styles, ensuring that over the course of nine years, students are introduced to 18 different styles of music.


Many thanks to our gracious hosts Liping Yang and Jonathan Domsky!!



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