Meet the Artist: Hasan Khalil, he will perform with his band Golden Studio on the opening night: Tuesday Aug. 6th at 8:30 in the courtyard of the First Plymouth Church.
Tickets and info:
https://lincolncrossroadsmusic.org/landing_page/tickets/ - and you can hear more of his story Monday Aug. 5th at the workshop: Remembering Who You are Through Music and Stories. 6 p.m. at the Foundry
Hasan Khalil is the owner of the Barbershop “Golden Scissor” and leads the band The Golden Studio, which performs primarily Arabic music and is the go-to ensemble for Yazidi functions in Lincoln and eastern Nebraska. As a child, Khalil spent 9 years in a refugee camp in Syria, as the Yazidi ethnic and religious group suffered one of the most brutal genocides in modern times. About this time in the camp he remarked, “we didn’t even have shoes, you know, but it wasn’t a problem. We were just kids and we just played.” Khalil is a member of the Yazidi community in Lincoln, the largest community of Yazidis outside of the Middle East. After leaving the refugee camp in Syria, Khalil came to the U.S. where he lived in Buffalo, New York before moving to Lincoln. He has three children and enjoys making music, his biggest passion, about which he says “you know, there is no right or wrong. You make a mistake and you just go with it. It’s all about getting a good feeling and telling stories.” The Golden Studio is a Lincoln-based band made up of Yazidi musicians led by Hasan Khalil. The Golden Studio are fluent in many styles, including Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian and traditional Syrian music. They are a constant feature at Yazidi weddings and other social events in Lincoln and have an active YouTube and Facebook presence.
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