Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 8:30pm
Al Qahwa CD Release
Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00
Al Qahwa Ensemble is Maryem Tollar on vocals, riqq (Arabic tambourine) and qanun (Arabic table harp); Ernie Tollar on wind instruments; Demetri Petsalakis on oud and Naghmeh Fahrahmand on percussion. They perform original compositions, as well as popular traditional Arabic repertoire – from Sufi Devotional Love songs from the Arab World to popular folk songs, to classic Egyptian songs made famous by the stars of Egypt (the Hollywood of the Middle East).
They will be joined for this CD release concert by Toronto musicians Waleed Abdul Hamid, Fethi Nadjem; as well as Alfred Gamil all the way from Egypt.
Oh, and EVERY ticket buyer gets a free CD with the purchase of their ticket, to be collected on the day of the perfrmance.
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Friday, June 7, 2019 | 8:30PM
Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *
Los Variants is the brainchild of Vince Maccarone. This seven-piece super multicultural collective combines elements of Jazz, AfroFunk, Cuban and Middle Eastern melodies to create a seamless mosaic of international groove. Los Variants’ personnel is made up of some of Canada’s top musicians such as Michael Occhipinti on guitar, Algerian superstar Fethi Nadjem on violin, Justin Gray on bass and bass veena, Vince Maccarone on drums and Chendy Leon on percussion and vocals. Each show also features special guest artists ranging from Lady Sol, Yeti Ajasin, Demetri Petsalakis and Andrew McAnsh. The members of Vince Maccarone’s Los Variants have won and been nominated for numerous awards, including a couple Junos and Doras over their collective and individual careers. Now, these award-winning performers will be bringing all of their rich musical history to Hugh’s Room Live on June 7, 2019. Be prepared to move and groove at a Los Variants show, folks. Tickets are on sale right now.
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.