MEKTOUB Album Release: Elizabeth

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MEKTOUB Album Release: Elizabeth

June 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

a mediterranean folk jazz ensemble

Presented by Z4 Productions and
The James Theater

Iowa City musicians Nielo Gaglione and the late Dr. John Rapson created the band MEKTOUB,
“destiny” in Arabic, as a duo that soon blossomed into a quintet (Mandole and Vocal, Drum, Bass,
Fiddle and Woodwinds). One month before Rapson passed away, the band recorded an
impromptu moment of Mediterranean folk-jazz music which would turn out to be Rapson’s last
recorded performance. Three years later, Gaglione produced an album of these recordings named
Elizabeth in honor of Rapson’s wife, supported by John and Virginia Stamler. The James is
honored to host the release of this album in a celebration of life, art, and love.
Student: $10 (available at the door)
General Admission: $15

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The James is located in the Northside Neighborhood


June 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The James Theater
213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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