Composer and musician Simon Shaheen has done more for bringing Arab music to the West than anyone else in recent memory.
The Call: Songs of Liberation, features a new composition by Shaheen as well as ‘50s and ‘60s anthems by some of the most popular composers of the Arab world. These songs have found new resonance in the recent freedom movements in the Middle East and North Africa. Featuring singers, Naji Youssef and Mayssa Karaa, and guest dancer Cassandra Shore.
This concert is presented in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology’s Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists, guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari. Safar/Voyage is Canada’s first major group exhibition of artists from the Middle Eastern region. It will run from April 20 to September 15, 2013.
A pair of tickets to Simon Shaheen’s performance April 27 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes April 24, 2013 at 10:00PM – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
What two instruments is Simon Shaheen known for? For a hint, go here: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/simon-shaheen-call-songs-liberation