Moneka Arabic Jazz concert


Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:30pm
Burdock Music Hall
(1184 Bloor St. West) map

$20 advance

$25 door

Doors at 7:30pm

Baroque music meets modern poetry.

Travelling to find inspiration isn’t a new concept, and composers in baroque Europe left the comfort of their homelands to discover new countries and sounds. And surprise, surprise — when you get people of different musical cultures together, musical styles flourish. Galant music takes centre stage in this night of discovery, including poetry by special guest Ahmed Moneka.

Tafelmusik’s Haus Musik series sets out to reimagine classical music performance and presentation, and for this latest installment we take over the Burdock Music Hall in Toronto’s West End for a relaxed night of classical music and brews. Come for the music, and stay for the brewery and amazing food!

Limited seating. Bar open throughout.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra:
Marco Cera oboe
Julia Wedman violin
Patrick G. Jordan viola
Margaret Gay cello
Charlotte Nediger harpsichord

Guest artist: Poet Ahmed Moneka

Music by Janitsch, Brescianello, and J.C. Bach

PLUS: Show your ticket to receive a 10% discount on food at Burdock Brewery next door.










Friday, April 12th at 8pm

 Art Square Gallery

My family and friends!!!!! Moneka Arabic Jazz is back at Art Square Gallery Cafe!

Come enjoy the vibe, food, drinks and of course the music!

Moneka Arabic Jazz is a project I created to share my culture and tradition with the diverse local music scene.

Growing up in Baghdad, Iraq, I learnt Arabic music skills (Maqam) and bathed into the rhythm and groove of my African descendants, the Moneka family.

Jazz and Blues is a perfect genre to bridge my heritage with North American instruments and rhythm.

Somehow, my journey brought me to Toronto, the so called “meeting place”. Today I feel honoured to collaborate with amazing musicians and share this Afro Arabic Jazz with all of you and everyone!

The dream team of the night:
Max Senitt on Drum kit
Fethi Nadjem on Violin and Kora
Waleed Abdulhamid on Bass
Demetrios Petsalakis on Oud and Guitar
Ernie Tollar on Saxophone and Nay
Ahmed Moneka Voice

Also, there is cover at the door, or online: To pre-purchase follow the link below
Charge 10$

Come join us, it will be fun and joyful!

With love

Ahmed Moneka


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