Diverse cultures share ‘one breath, one soul’

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    Guest singer Dalal Abu Amneh (right) performs with music director and violinist Hanna Khoury (left) and cellist Kinan Abou-afach of the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble at WHYY Studios.  (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Guest singer Dalal Abu Amneh (right) performs with music director and violinist Hanna Khoury (left) and cellist Kinan Abou-afach of the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble at WHYY Studios. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to presenting Arab culture in all its diverse richness. 

    On Saturday, they’ll present “One Breath, One Soul,” with Sufi poetry sung by guest vocalist Dalal Abu Amneh, accompanied by the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble. The program features new music composed by the ensemble’s cellist, Kinan Abou-Afach.

    Dalal Abu Amneh, Kinan Abou-Afach and ensemble violinist and leader Hanna Khoury visited WHYY to perform and talk with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller. 

     

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