Salaam in Chicago April 25-27

CMES and the Center for Arabic Language and Culture have parterned with the award-winning musicians of Salaam to bring the sounds of North African and Middle Eastern music to local Chicago schools. Salaam, formed in 1993, has delighted audiences for years with its expansive repertoire. What sets Salaam apart is the versatility of its musicians, whose deep knowledge of Eastern and Western styles gives them the flexibility to move effortlessly between genres. Iraqi-American band leader Dena El Saffar's compositions are rooted in maqam, the modal system used throughout the Middle East.

From April 25 through April 27, Salaam will peform for students at five K-12 schools in the Chicago area. Salaam will also play at the Evanston Public Library on the evening of April 26. This performance is free and open to the public.