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Vigil and music for Gaza — Mona Miari and Zafer Tawil

December 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Palestinian-American vocalist Mona Miari and multi instrumentalist Zafer Tawil hold a night of music to help the people of Gaza. Press photo courtesy of Race Brook Lodge
Mona Miari and Zafer Tawil

Race Brook Lodge is calling the community together to help the people of Gaza, with a performance by Palestinian-American vocalist Mona Miari and multi instrumentalist Zafer Tawil. More performers and presenters will join them.

This event will benefit the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and their efforts to support people in Gaza.

The Lodge says: More than 2 million people, including 1.7 million Palestine Refugees, are paying the devastating price of the escalation in the Gaza Strip. Amid these circumstances, hundreds of thousands of displaced people are sheltering inside UNRWA schools. Thousands of humanitarian workers are there to deliver aid, but food, water, and other essential items will soon be depleted.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 7.

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UNRWA programs focus on:

* Assistance with food supply
* Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene access
* Ensuring healthcare accessibility, including psychosocial assistance and awareness campaigns for women and children
* Promoting child development, which includes access to education and support for orphans and children with disabilities
* Support for sustainable livelihoods, encompassing youth entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment initiatives
* Emergency aid for Gaza families, focusing on enhancing both physical and mental well-being through shelter rehabilitation and psychosocial support

Zafer Tawil is an accomplished Palestinian musician whose areas of expertise include the oud, violin, qanun, and Arab percussion. Zafer performs across the US and in the Middle East and holds workshops in oud technique and Arabic music theory. He has performed with some of the most celebrated world music artists, including violinist and oud master Simon Shaheen and Rai singer Cheb Mami. Zafer is continuously exploring the boundaries of Middle Eastern music.

Mona Miari is an independent Palestinian/American Artist, Singer/Songwriter and lawyer based in New York City. Growing up influenced by various cultures, Mona is devoting her musical career to enrich the Arabic culture and music by exploring and reapplying the Arabic language (Songwriting) through different kinds and genres of music from all over the world.

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Event Details

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Date:
December 23, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Event Location

Race Brook Lodge
864 Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA
413-229-2916

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