First Friday: “Season of Celebrations” — Featuring Roumana an All-Women World Music Ensemble Featuring Qanun, Cello, and Hand-Percussion | News Release | City of Alexandria


First Friday: “Season of Celebrations”

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016

Get into the spirit of the holidays on December 2 for the First Friday: “Season of Celebrations” featuring Roumana at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.   Delight your ears with this all-women world music ensemble featuring qanun, cello, and hand-percussion.

Roumana’s repertoire is grounded in the music of the Middle East, primarily  Arabic and Turkish music, but also includes styles such as Balkan, Armenian, Romani, Andalusian, North African and Sephardic music.  The Office of the Arts’ Mobile Art Lab will lead the interactive holiday activity.

A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will be on hand, complements of the Office of the Arts.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance per person reservations: $5 residents; $10 nonresidents.  At door: $10 residents; $15 nonresidents.   No experience is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by one adult.

To pay online visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac (Search Activity number: 255203.02)

The “Season of Celebrations” is part of the “First Fridays” Series.   The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

To obtain further information, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703-746-5565, cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703-746-5565 (Virginia Relay 711) or cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov


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