Al Qahwa

2022 Official Showcase Artist

Showcase Location: Kansas City (Westin Crown Center Hotel)

Sat 26 Feb 2022 4:45 PM to 5:15 PM Washington Park Place 2/3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Artist Bio:

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 by guests Fethi Nadjem, Waleed Abdulhamid and Roula Said.