Posted on August 18, 2016, BY Staff

RAIN CALL DECISION:
Tonight's Weis Center Performance will be held inside. A rain call has been made for the Weis Center's free world music performance featuring Rajab Suleiman & Kithara at 6 p.m tonight. The performance will be held INSIDE in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Seating will be provided. The performance is free and open to the public and tickets are not required. 

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Original Story: 

Rajab Suleiman and Kithara
will perform an outdoor concert on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. on the Weis Center Plaza. The family-friendly performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

The rain location is the Weis Center Atrium lobby. A rain call will be made the morning of Sept. 9. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic. Complimentary cool beverages will be provided.

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara are known for Taarab music, which has defined Zanzibar's aural landscape for over a century. Taarab music is renowned for its lush mix of Arabic and western instruments, diva-worthy vocalizations and allusive Swahili lyrics. This lean and nimble group has uncovered the form's essential origins and is creating new musical conversations with its East African neighbors, historic Arabic cultural partners and allied Western forms.

The presentation of Rajab Suleiman and Kithara is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, administers the program, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

For more information about this free performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or email.

For more information about the Weis Center, visit its website or social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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