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Relatively Speaking: Family as Refuge

Sep 22 at 8:00pm

Featuring
Fanoos Ensemble
The HawtPlates
Martha Redbone Roots Project
The Villalobos Brothers
Amal Murkus & Firas Zreik

Curated in Collaboration with Trinity Church Wall Street
Programming Consultant Annie Ohayon
Directed by Sarah Benson

Tickets for our Refuge concert series are Pay-What-You-Wish, ranging from $15 to $120 per ticket.

Run time: 90 minutes

REFUGE – a place or a feeling of safety, comfort, community, and regrowth.

Relatively Speaking gathers artists from around the globe who have built their careers making music with their family members. A band of brothers whose music fuses Mexican folk and jazz. A husband and wife team who mix Kentucky blues and gospel with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. An Afghan ensemble of father and sons who are unable to perform in their home country where all music has been banned. Together these artists will celebrate the love, acceptance and understanding we find in the refuge of our families – those we are born into or the families that we choose for ourselves.

Photo of The Villalobos Brothers by David Garten.

Content Advisory

Please note: This production includes smoke/haze throughout the performance.

Fanoos Ensemble
Fanoos Ensemble
The HawtPlates
Two Black women and one Black man in a park. One woman with a shaved head wears an orange t shirt and sits on a large rock in front of a fence that is in front of trees. The man wears a peach colors shirt and blue pants and crouches in front of the rock. Next to the rock, the other woman stands and wears a blue long sleeve dress
The HawtPlates
Amal Murkus
A Palestinian woman with long straight black hair, long earrings, and an emerald green button down smiles
Amal Murkus
Martha Redbone Roots Project
A Black woman with long dark locs and rainbow hoop earring wears a black top and smiles
Martha Redbone Roots Project
The Villalobos Brothers
Three men in black suits holding stringed instruments walk on a cobble stoned street in Brooklyn in front of the Manhattan bridge
The Villalobos Brothers
Firas Zreik
A man in a newsboy cap with a mustache and goatee wears a maroon button down and jeans sits next to a kanun
Firas Zreik

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