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.


Al Qahwa at The Southern Cross, The Tranzac – Mother’s Day Celebration

May 12, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Southern Cross, The Tranzac
Please join Al Qahwa for a special concert to celebrate our mothers with a mix of traditional music and original music by the bandmembers – Maryem Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Demetri Petsalakis, Naghmeh Farahmand, Waleed Abdulhamid, Lauren Barnett. This will be Ernie Tollar’s FIRST concert in Toronto since his MS HSCT Therapy – Another reason to celebrate!! 🙂
Mark your calendars!