ASSASI Presents “Hakawati”

FRIDAY, FEB 10 — Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM

As in the Syrian culture of “Hakawati” [storyteller] at local cafes, a man sits on a raised ornate chair and wears the fez with a traditional outfit, holding a big book full of stories about the country and its cities and neighborhoods. And then he begins to read to the people.

While you’re sitting and sipping on your beverages, Assasi will take the role of “Hakawati” and tell stories about his journey and how he got here, and what his people have gone through. He’ll be storytelling between songs and through the songs.

Assasi will be performing new and unreleased songs from his upcoming album; you can expect a fusion of Middle Eastern music and Arabic hip-hop.