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Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Students Come Together to Make “Music for the Soul”

Posted 02/21/2012
Posted by David Isgur

The University of Hartford will present “Music for the Soul: Muslims, Christians and Jews Singing and Drumming Together,” a unique evening of music and food featuring well-known performers on instruments made famous in the Arabic-speaking world on Thursday, Feb. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Wilde Auditorium at the Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartforf.

The program will feature some explanations of Islamic music traditions by University of Hartford adjunct instructor of Arabic Language and Culture, Hazza Abu Rabia. Performers will include: Craig Phillips of the Hartford Seminary, University of Hartford students Fateh Yucel and Aaron Montiel, from the Boston area Gracia Skaf, and a special performance by local award-winning artist Mustafa Chavis.

This event is sponsored by the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, the Muslim Students Organization, Hartford Hillel, the Newman Club, and the Maximilian and Marion Hoffman Foundation and the Arabic Language and Culture Fund at the Greenberg Center.

For more information, contact the Greenberg Center at 860.768.4964 or