Palestinian musician/composer Ramzi Aburedwan and his Dal’ouna Ensemble will accompany award-winning author Sandy Tolan in a program of music and book readings Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 Route 137, Harwich.
This national tour celebrates Ramzi and his belief in the power of music and culture to transform lives and resist oppression. In his book “Children of the Stone” Tolan tells the dramatic story of Ramzi’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 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.
Featured in concert will be the powerful music of Ramzi and his Arabic-French Dal’ouna Ensemble and the Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk, performing a dynamic fusion of Palestinian Arab folk, classical, jazz and world music. Ensemble members include composer, violist and buzouk player Ramzi Aburedwan, percussionist Tareq Rantisi from Palestine, oud player Ziad Ben Youssef from Tunisia, and Edwin Buger from Yugoslavia on accordion. Dal’ouna is a story of shared experiences, a refuge where borders don’t apply, and a message of hope for its members and audiences. They will be joined by guest violinist Michael Dabroski, and Sandy Tolan will do readings from his book.
The concert will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Tickets are $15 and students $10 at the door. Advance registration and online purchase through PayPal available at www.tolef.org .
The event is sponsored by the Tree of Life Educational Fund. Co-sponsors: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, WILPF Cape Cod, Fellowship of Reconciliation Cape Cod, Massachusetts Peace Action. For more details visit www.tolef.org, or contact Elaine Brouillard, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-862-2452.