Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA)
Date : Wednesday November 01 – 19h:30
Location : Revue Cinema | Toronto
Hall Capacity : 230
Price : pay-what-you-can (All Proceeds For Charity)
Join us for a special concert as part of the Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA), featuring concert soloist Waed Bouhassoun (Syria).
This is a benefit event, with all proceeds going to the ACCT Kitchen, an initiative created by The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) and Roncesvalles United Church.
Admission to the event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $20.
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WAED BOUHASSOUN (SYRIA)
Waed Bouhassoun is a young lute player and singer from Syria. From the time of her first audition in Aleppo, the specialists (Sammaïn) immediately recognised her talent and encouraged her to start her career.
In 2008, Bouhassoun was the star at the inaugural concert, along with Curro and Carlos Piñana, of “Damascus, the cultural capital of the Arab World” in the Ambassadors’ Hall of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. She interprets the poems of Wallada and Ibn Zaydoun in her music. The concert was broadcast by several televisions of the Arab world.
In March 2008, Bouhassoun performed at the Auditorium of the Opéra Bastille in the world premiere in Paris, in the framework of the “Imaginaire” Festival where she sang poems of the great mystic Rabi’a al ‘Adawiya, accompanied by the player of nay Kudsi Erguner, a muezzin of Istanbul, a kanoun player and a percussionist.
Waed Bouhassoun is a PhD student in ethnomusicology at the University of Paris X Nanterre and member of the CREM (Ethnomusicology Research Center).