Al Qahwa was nominated for the 2023 ACTRA RACS award for best recording artist for their latest release “Weyn Allah”. See them perform at the Ontario Folk Music Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Al Qahwa is excited to be a part of the NAC’s Free Summer Series in August 2023. They will be performing songs from their new recording “Weyn Allah”. The core group – Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Demetri Petsalakis, Naghmeh Farahmand and Waleed Abdulhamid – will be joined by dancer, Roula Said. There will be 3 shows – August 15 at 7:30 p.m.; August 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and August 16 at Noon.
All of the shows will be FREE.
Al Qahwa is currently booking festivals and venues in Western Canada and around Ontario. Check in after the new year to see where you can catch the 6 piece band who will be touring and promoting their 4th album release – “Weyn Allah” which is being recorded with support from The Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council.
Al Qahwa is in talks with festivals and venues and will reveal the full tour as things get confirmed.
AL QAHWA SUMMER 2023 TOUR (Check back in the new year to see upates)
July 11 and 12, 2023 – Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
July 14 to 16, 2023 – Vancouver Island Musicfest, Courtenay, BC
for a discount code if you are an artist/student or senior
Al Qahwa will be performing a set for a multicultural festival in Etobicoke sponsored by the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.
Al Qahwa had a great showcase IN PERSON – woo hoo! – as a 6 piece at the Folk Music Ontario 2022 Conference in London, ON – Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Naghmeh Farahmand, Demetri Petsalakis, Waleed Abdulhamid, Roula Said.
Al Qahwa’s debut performance at Taste of the Middle East, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Al Qahwa mainstage performance at Sunfest on Thursday, July 7, 2022; and then performing again at a workshop stage on Friday, July 8, 2022
Al Qahwa (Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Demetri Petsalakis, Naghmeh Farahmand) and guests Waleed Abdulhamid and Roula Said – in person Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International 2022 – sponsored by Global Toronto on May 21, 2022
Private showcase sponsored by Mundial Montreal on May 20, 2022
Al Qahwa (Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Demetri Petsalakis, Naghmeh Farahmand) and guests Fethi Nadjem, Waleed Abdulhamid and Roula Said in person showcase at Mundial Montreal performing songs from their latest release “African Routes”, as well as new songs that will be on their next recording.