Stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees.
Please join us for storytelling and a special benefit concert supporting JFCS East Bay’s services for immigrants and refugees. JFCS East Bay resettles Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi, and Syrian refugees, as well as LGBTI refugees from Africa and the Middle East. The agency also provides extensive support to young children and immigrant families fearing detention and deportation. All funds raised will support Undocumented & Low-Income Children & Families and our Refugees Welcome Fund.
Featuring: Jose Roberto & Friends and the Qadim Ensemble
Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00pm (doors open at 12pm)
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Sponsored by the Seeley Family Foundation
Jose Roberto & Friends
Jose Roberto Hernandez is a multi-instrumentalist singer, composer, and folklorist who roots his career in traditional music. Jose Roberto is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music. His musical career began where he was born in Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico and continued in Oaxaca before he came to the United States. Jose Roberto will be joined on stage by talented fellow musicians performing with traditional instruments.
The Qadim Ensemble
The Qadim Ensemble features Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Ladino, and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them. Led by Eliyahu Sills on the ney and Rachel Valfer Sills on oud and lead vocals, the Qadim Ensemble features Arabic percussion, such as the darbukkah, riqq, and daf, as well as the stringed Turkish baglama saz, divan saz, and Persian setar. Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew, meaning “ancient” as well as “that which will come.”