Benefit Concert with the
Rahim AlHaj Trio

In partnership with
Church World Service

Saturday, May 6, 2023 beginning at 5 PM

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Partake of foods from the Middle East and hear from Iraqi refugees, along with the resettlement ministries of Church World Service in Lancaster and the reconciliation work of world-renowned oudist and twice-imprisoned political refugee, Rahim AlHaj.

After dinner, the Rahim AlHaj Trio featuring two-time Grammy nominee, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist and Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj  along with Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and world percussion master Javier Saume Mazzei will present selections from "One Sky."

Released in 2018, this deeply personal album represents AlHaj's artistic appeal to each of us to make a positive difference toward a better world, however we can. Iranian santor player, Sefati and Venezuelan percussionist Mazzei join AlHaj in this spirit of friendship, tolerance and an acknowledgement that everyone must live in peace under the same sky.

5:00 PM: Pre-Concert middle eastern dinner in the Saint James Parish House at 119 N. Duke Street

7:00 PM: Pre-Concert talk on Iraqi reflections on reconciliation from Rahim AlHaj

7:30 PM: Concert by the Rahim AlHaj Trio

Dinner: $35/person SOLD OUT
Pre-concert talk: FREE
Concert: $25/person
Students & children 12 and under: $15
Dinner, Talk & Concert: $50/person

Streamed: Adults: $25 | Students: $15

All proceeds will go to Church World Service to help refugee resettlement in Lancaster.

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