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7 pm
Explore singing in a community sing-along!

Music from Egypt

April 2024

April 12, 19, 26, 2024

Workshop Lead: Maryem Hassan Tollar

Come and learn folk songs and traditional songs from Egypt with Maryem Hassan Tollar.  You will learn a range of music from folk songs from the rural south of Egypt to songs of revolution to beautiful love songs. In this workshop, Maryem will teach some of the basic rhythms and scales that are found in Arabic music through Egyptian songs and repertoire. Participants will have the opportunity to share a piece at the Thursday Mingling event on May 2nd.

Photos by Mariana Hernandez

Maryem Tollar Maryem Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances. Her voice has been heard on the theme of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and A.R. Rahman’s Bollywood hit, Mayya Mayya. Maryem toured with the musical "The Cave" and the stage adaptation of the book "Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald. In the classical world, Tollar worked with Tafelmusik, Christos Hatzis, and The Gryphon Trio. She performs with several Toronto musical groups including: Al Qahwa; Turkwaz; LuA; and Tabiba. Maryem works regularly with storyteller Dawne McFarlane, adding music and sounds to her stories. Maryem was awarded the inaugural 2019 Johanna Metcalf Prize for Performing Arts.

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