Wishah Popular Dance Troupe, a debka group from Ramalla, Palestine, will perform in a Chicago suburb at an Arab American Action Network (AAAN) event on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
The performance will be at Lockport high school and is meant to honor the work of AAAN’s assistant director, Rasmea Odeh. A majority of the money raised later this month will be used to support the work Odeh did with the organization.
The traditional folklore group will bring Palestinian dance, theater and culture to the United States. Wishah’s performance will include emotionally moving shows which are based on the artistic inheritance of Palestinian music and songs. The group’s purpose is to contribute to Palestinian cultural life, preserve it from marginalization attempts and popularize Palestinian dances and songs.
Tickets can be bought online for $25, $40 or $100.