Ziryab: Songbird of Andalusia
October 1 - October 4FREE
ICMEP is thrilled to welcome Ronnie Malley for an evening of incredible music and storytelling!
Take an enchanting musical journey from 9th-century Islamic Spain to present-day America. Arabic music & poetry tell the story of Ziryab, a man formerly enslaved in Baghdad, whose musical talent with the oud (lute) brought him fame throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and al-Andalus - where Christians, Jews, and Muslims co-existed for centuries, creating a diverse society.
Ronnie weaves this story with his own story as a Muslim Palestinian-American growing up in Chicago.
Depending on Ronnie's schedule, this concert will be held during the weekend of October 1-4. Please check back closer to that time for a firm date and time!
This even is free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support provided in a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and Fort Wayne Arts United.