MEKTOUB Album Release: Elizabeth, presented by Z4 Productions and The James Theater
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 name 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.
Students: $10 (available at the door) / General Admission: $15
On sale here: https://bit.ly/3xqLF75
May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm