The sounds of western Morocco will soon return to Eskenazi Health with the Middle Eastern classical music ensemble Salaam performing Thursday, May 26. The free concert starts at noon in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at Eskenazi Health, located at 720 Eskenazi Ave.

The group, based in Bloomington, IN, has delighted audiences for years with its collection of Middle Eastern and North African music. The band is led by Dena El Saffar who uses her own eclectic musical upbringing to create a sound rooted in maqam (the modal system used throughout the Middle East), with tasteful forays into Latin, African, Balkan, Rock, Blues, and Classical styles. The group last performed at Eskenazi Health in December 2014. The name Salaam means “peace” in Arabic.

This concert is made possible by the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health, which brings music to the patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. 

To learn more about the Marianne Tobias Music Program, and to find a list of upcoming concerts, please contact the Eskenazi Health Foundation at 317.880.4900 or visit www. To learn more about the Salaam, please visit

CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: 317.880.4785
Pager: 317.310.5972 

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