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Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble: 25th Anniversary Concert to Benefit UNRWA USA

Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble: 25th Anniversary Concert to Benefit UNRWA USA

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Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble's 25th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Washington DC will benefit UNRWA USA's vital work for Palestine refugees.

We hope you will join us for this special musical performance featuring Syrian vocalist Fadi Jano!

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Concert Starts: 7:30 pm

Seating is first come, first served as soon as doors open.


About Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble:

Layaali is a Boston-based group of talented musicians whose love and dedication to Arabic music have earned them wide acclaim from both ethnomusicologists and audiences at sold-out performances throughout the US and internationally. 

The ensemble is committed to performing the traditional music of the Arab world and to preserving the rich legacy of Arabic culture through soulful vocals, hypnotic instrumental improvisations, electrifying percussion, and faithful renditions and recordings of masterworks.

Layaali's mission is to increase the awareness of Arabic music and culture through concerts, recordings, workshops, and lectures.

This September, Layaali is embarking on an East Coast concert tour for its 25th Anniversary. On this tour, they will be joined by Palestinian oud player Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Syrian vocalist Fadi Jano. Other ensemble members include Jamal Sinno from Lebanon (qanun), Mohammed Mejaour from Morocco (nay), and Michel Moushabeck from Palestine (percussion). 

You can hear clips of live pieces from recent concerts on the ensemble’s Facebook page.

2017 Gaza 5K - San Francisco

2017 Gaza 5K - San Francisco

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Move for mental health with UNRWA USA at the fifth annual San Francisco Gaza 5K on Saturday, October 14!

UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) changes lives and restores hope for children impacted by trauma.

Sign up and save! Early bird rates are available until October 1:

  • Adult: $35
  • Child (12 and younger): $20
  • Student/Senior: $25

Race day timeline:
9:00 am - Packet pickup opens
9:45 am - Program begins
10:00 am - Race begins
11:00 am - Closing Ceremony