This listing is for ticket entry to our Yallah Nghanni ("Let's Sing!") summer singalong concert series.
Join us at the Chicago Watan Studio as we host an outdoor community sing-along!
In partnership with Palestinian musician & Chicago gem (!!!) Wanees Zarour, we present the community project "Yalla Nghanni, Let’s Sing!". This project is geared towards preserving our rich culture within our community. Historically, our culture and music was passed down over the centuries as an aural tradition; participation took place in our homes and living rooms and stayed a part of our memory. "Yalla Nghanni" takes music out of the concert hall and brings it back to into our homes and community spaces, creating a warm and welcoming environment to access, learn, preserve, and enjoy the music and poetry that makes our culture so rich and vibrant.
We cannot wait for you to join us!
How it works:
1) We post a list of songs with a playlist and lyrics (both Arabic and English transliteration): FORTHCOMING.
2) We assemble a small group of 2-4 musicians from our community.
3) We all meet and sing them together!
When: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at 6PM (sharp)
Where: Watan Studio, 7710 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
Who: Everyone, all ages and all backgrounds, is welcome to this family-friendly
Price: Sliding scale entry (100% of ticket sales go towards paying our guest musicians and supporting the Yallah Nghanni series! We thank you fo your generosity in supporting.)
(COVID Requirements: all fully vaccinated folks are welcome to attend with or without masks. If you have not been vaccinated, please follow CDC mask and distancing guidelines.)