Saturday, January 19, 2013

Aissawa Fundraiser Tonight!

                         Chicago Aissawa performs with their teachers in Meknes, Morocco

Chicago Aissawa Project
January 19th, 7:30-9pm 

Chicago Aissawa is excited to play for the Las Manos community, 
and is looking forward to bringing Meknes- Morocco's culture back 
to share at Las Manos in the future.

Chicago Aissawa (pronounced “eye-saah-wah”) is a six member percussion
ensemble dedicated to Moroccan style polyrhythm and the use of music
as a trance-healing tool. Since 2007, they have experimented with
weaving drum patterns into compositions, accenting them with folkloric
horns, reeds and flutes.

This January the group is running a campaign to create a Morocco
Scholarship Fund. Recipients are valued members of the ensemble who
plan to take part in an upcoming music study trip. Maintaining close
ties with musicians in Morocco is an important goal for the group, and
this Fund will enable Chicago Aissawa to reach that target.
From Jan 1-31st you can help “Send an Aissawa to Morocco” by
donating to the campaign, attending an event, and getting the word
out. Ultimately, you will be helping Chicago Aissawa to continue
their unofficial mission of ‘infusing local music with Moroccan sound’
so stay tuned and help them out if you can.

Donate to the campaign at

Chicago Aissawa has a webpage with more about the 
Scholarship Fund and samples of their music.

Aissawa's interview on World View today:


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