Eid-Al-Fitr is celebrated at the completion of Ramadan. It is a joyful day... a true day of thanksgiving, when Muslims show their gratitude for the health, strength and the miracle of life, upon fulfilling their obligation of fasting and other good deeds during the holy month of Ramadan.
Alsarah is a singer from Sudan and Brooklyn NY who gracefully distills atemporal melodies over heady beats, at the crossroads of East-African and Arabic influences. Alsarah & The Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between alsarah and rami el aasser about nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between sudan and egypt. A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include armenian – american oud player haig manouki- an and french born togo raised bass player mawuena kodjovi. Under the leadership of alsarah, the brooklyn based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed as ‘east – african retro-pop’.
- Alsarah - Vocals
- Nahid - Additional Vocals
- Rami El Aasser - Percussion
- Mawuena Kodjovi - Bass
- Brandon Terzic - Oud
DJ Omar Aena will get the dancefloor moving after the concert. Omar is an Iraqi-American, based in NYC. He is a world music DJ, community organizer & producer of Ecstatic Dance NYC; a monthly event that brings people from walks of life together to express themselves freely, without alcohol or drugs, through the power of music and dance. You can listen to his mixes online mixcloud.
8-11pm Saturday June 16th, 2018 at Race Brook Lodge
Barnspace at Race Brook Lodge
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
Ticket Price: $20 Advance (plus online booking fee)
Overnight packages, including the concert, accommodations, & Eid dinner at The Stagecoach Tavern, start at $150 for one person or $260 for 2 people, all-inclusive:
Book tickets or tickets & dinner package via Eventbrite here:
Race Brook Lodge is a hidden gem in The Berkshires, at the foot of Mt. Race and a short hike from the Appalachian trail. The yoga & event barn at Race Brook is simultaneously rustic and sublime, steeped in hundreds of years of New England history. The Stagecoach Tavern is unpretentious fine dining, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Much of the food is sourced from Race Farm, right on the property!