02/18-28 | Ziryab, the Songbird of Andalusia

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



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