Dear Aswat supporters and friends,
We are sad to announce that the highly anticipated Aswat Sayyid Darwish concert at Sunjams Stage, planned for Saturday October 15th, has been postponed till April 2017 due to unforeseen rainy and windy weather.
We have considered performing in other nearby venues but finally decided against it, simply because we will lose the full experience: the garden ambiance, the Sajj bread, the beautiful Sunjams stage, listening to Sayyid Darwish’s songs surrounded by Mediterranean fruit trees under the California Sun (shams is-shammouseh). Sayyid Darwish himself would have preferred to have it all, so we will all have to wait.
In the meantime, we offer all those who purchased tickets the following options:
1. A full refund
2. A rain check for April 2017 with two gifts in appreciation:
(1) One VIP ticket to Aswat’s next concert celebrating the best of Aswat through its 17 years at Skyline College on May 13, 2017
(2) Aswat’s 2010 concert video, mailed to you by next week.
Kindly let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) which option suits you. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and very much appreciate your continuous support for both Aswat and Sunjams Foundation.
The Bay Area’s premiere Arab Music Ensemble, Aswat, is celebrating the life and works of Egyptian composer Sayyid Darwish in a tribute concert on June 4th in San Bruno, CA. Darwish is hailed as the “Father of Modern Arab music”, and in his short musical career – he died at the young age of 31- he left an expansive and versatile repertoire spanning an array of genres, ranging from the classical Muwashah and Dawr, to the more modern Taqtouqa, Nasheed, and the Monologue –a form he pioneered for Arab music.