Concert_Three-Faiths_webThe Music of Three Faiths: A Benefit Concert for Refugees

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648

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Musicians from the Turkish Band, “Wind of Anatolia,” the Klezmer Band, “Odessa Klezmer,” and the bluegrass quartet, “Barncats” will play at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville to bring together people of many cultures and raise funds for The International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Tickets: $20, $10 for children 12 and under, available online by clicking the link below ( $2 processing fee) or in person through the Peace Islands Institute, and the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville (cash or check).

Wind of Anatolia was founded by Turkish musicians living in the U.S. who felt the need to perform the music of their country of origin for discerning listeners. Their repertoire includes traditional, classical and popular music with the distinct sound of the Turkish Middle East. Over the years they have been joined by professional musicians of many backgrounds for the joy of performing this unique music. Wind of Anatolia performs at various stages year round.

The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America.  The band has been in  existence since 1984, celebrating the great variety of music from Eastern and Central Europe, Spain, and the Middle East.

The Barncats are a quintet that performs a blend of country, bluegrass, blues and folk with two- and three-part vocal harmonies supported instrumentally with acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and electric bass. Rooted in the tradition of American mountain music, bluegrass gospel music is an integral part of the Barncats repertoire. Their vocal harmonies complement such old time bluegrass gospel favorites as Down To The River To Pray, and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit refugees served by The International Rescue Committee (IRC) which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

After the concert, audience members will have an opportunity to greet the performers and converse with each other.

Don’t miss this opportunity to build community around an international humanitarian crisis that compels our compassion.

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