Singing Through the Prison Walls - Naima Shalhoub in Concert
Bay area soul singer Naima Shalhoub will perform a mix of her own songs and music of resistance and freedom with Tarik Kazaleh - Excentrik, a multi-instrumentalist, on Saturday, March 11, 7:30PM at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Local singer/songwriter Gina René will open the evening, blending R&B and Pop melodies with wit and lyricism.
Naima Shalhoub blends her African and Middle Eastern culture with improvisation and rhythm. She is ignited by a passion to use her vocal talents to uplift others. Songstress, performing artist and educator Naima Shalhoub facilitates weekly music sessions with incarcerated women. Borderlands: Live in San Francisco County Jail, Shalhoubs debut album, merges her passion for singing with her equally deep passion for social justice and freedom. She believes that music can break the barriers of the injustice and pain that people go through when they are isolated and confined.
Shalhoub is a first generation Lebanese American. Her parents were born in Sierra Leone and raised in Lebanon. Shalhoubs vocal style has an Edie Brickell-meets-Sade sort of quality. Her music is influenced by Billie Holiday, African rhythms, Arabic songs, soul and blues.
Resource Center for Nonviolence (View)
612 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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