Take an enchanting musical journey back to 9th century Islamic Spain with Muslim American musical impresario Ronnie Malley. Arabic music, poetry, and songs breathe life into the story of Ziryab, a former slave whose musical abilities brought him fame throughout Al-Andalus: a land where Christians, Jews and Muslims co-existed for over seven centuries and created a unique and diverse society.
“The purpose of writing this play was to bring to light a seldom taught history in the West, as well as to address issues that we see in our current society. There has always existed, and continues to exist, a confluence of knowledge and culture that flows from East to West.”
Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago