Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Avataar & Moneka Arabic Jazz (Double Bill)
with Avataar, Moneka Arabic Jazz
Sat Jun 29 07:30 pm (Doors: 06:30 pm )
All Ages
CAD27.00 - CAD30.00 Buy Tickets

AVATAAR’s music is inspired by the deep musical traditions of India, Africa and Brazil, rooted within the framework of modern jazz. In an innovative marriage of ancient and modern, driving grooves intersect with cinematic atmospheres and soaring melodies, creating a fresh, emotive sonic experience.

MONEKA ARABIC JAZZ draws from bandleader Ahmed Moneka’s Afro-Arabic heritage and influences along with Toronto’s own multicultural mix to create a distinct, funky, and unique sound. It showcases melodies from his homeland, Iraq, interwoven with the African groove and rhythms inherited from the Moneka Family.The septet seamlessly fuses jazz and blues with the style of Arabic music known as Maqam, as well as with choice African grooves and rhythms.


Visit edmontonjazz.com for more about the Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Support for the Edmonton International Jazz Festival is provided by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.