Windows on the World Series
Bassel & The Supernaturals
FEB 9, 2023 / 7:30 PMBassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani's experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired rhythms, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria.
Upon returning from a service trip to Istanbul in September 2019 working with displaced Syrians, Bassel & The Supernaturals released their full-length album, Smoke & Mirrors, in April 2020. "Stepping Back in Time" was featured on Spotify's official "All Funked Up" playlist and recently surpassed 500,000 streams. The band collaborated with TedX Talks as well on their music video for “Calculated Love” featuring Chicago’s resilient youth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Due to a change in artist availability, Bassel & The Supernaturals will replace Aditya Prakash Ensemble as part of the Windows on the World Series. Please contact Guest Services with any questions)
MAY 4, 2023 / 7:30 PM
First Nations Mi’kmaq performer Morgan Toney is a 22-year old fiddler and singer from Wagmatcook who was an instant sensation at the Celtic Colours Festival 2020 performing alongside Ashley MacIsaac. Morgan merges the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island and the old songs of the Mi’kmaq with brilliance and heart. This fusion and transformation of ancient traditions celebrates his native language, elders, and heritage, while his highly original songcraft reflects the turmoil of our current times, shining a light on the struggles of First Nations people in Canada today.