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Al Qahwa performing at the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards, St. John’s Newfoundland

April 7, 2024 - April 8, 2024
7:00 pm
St. John's, Newfoundland

Al Qahwa is excited to be nominated for the 2024 “Oliver Schroer – Pushing the Boundaries” Canadian Folk Music Award for their latest release “Weyn Allah”.  The 6 piece group will be performing at the Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

 

Al Qahwa at The Southern Cross, The Tranzac

February 15, 2024
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Southern Cross, The Tranzac

Al Qahwa’s new recording “Weyn Allah” has contributions from different members in the group. The performers are: Maryem Tollar (qanun, vocals), Ernie Tollar (sax, flutes, b.up vocals), Demetri Petsalakis (oud, guitar, b.up vocals), Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion, b.up vocals), Waleed Abdulhamid (bass, vocals) and Lauren Barnett (sax, b.up vocals). It was made with support from The Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council. “Weyn Allah” has been nominated for the 2023 FMO ACTRA RACS Award for Best Recording Artists and the 2024 CFMA Award – “Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award”. Come out to hear music from “Weyn Allah” as well as songs from their previous recordings.

PWYC

2023 Ontario Folk Music Awards Ceremony

October 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas Street, London, ON

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 at The NAC, Ottawa, ON

August 15, 2023 - August 17, 2023
7:30 am
Wood Terrace - evening shows; O'Brien Atrium - noon hour show on Aug.16

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.

Western Canada Tour

July 10, 2023 - July 16, 2023
12:00 am
Courtenay, British Columbia

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

Al Qahwa CD Release Concert – “Weyn Allah”

June 18, 2023 - June 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tranzack - 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON
Please join Al Qahwa (Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Demetri Petsalakis, Naghmeh Farahmand and Waleed Abdulhamid) to celebrate our new release “Weyn Allah”. We will be joined by Roula Said.
Tickets $15
Contact Maryem at:
maryemhassantollar@gmail.com
for a discount code if you are an artist/student or senior
Al Qahwa made this CD with the support of The Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council.

A Cultural Cabaret

June 10, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus

Al Qahwa will be performing a set for a multicultural festival in Etobicoke sponsored by the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.

FMO Spotlight Showcase

October 15, 2022 - October 17, 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am
London, ON

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.

Taste of the Middle East

July 24, 2022 - July 25, 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Al Qahwa’s debut performance at Taste of the Middle East, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Sunfest

July 7, 2022 - July 8, 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunfest - London, ON

Al Qahwa mainstage performance at Sunfest on Thursday, July 7, 2022; and then performing again at a workshop stage on Friday, July 8, 2022

London, ON