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A Folk Concert for Chicago Area Peace Action
Reba Place Church
Evanston, IL
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A Folk Concert for Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Area Peace Action is hosting a benefit concert at Reba Place Church in Evanston October 28th with some amazing local acts from Chicago. All the funds go to help advance CAPA's grassroots organizing and policy efforts to fight nuclear war, the military industrial complex, and climate change.

Doors at 7pm and Show at 8pm. There will be a silent auction during this event as well.

About the musicians:

Hassan El-Tayyab

Hassan El-Tayyab was honored as a finalist in the 2017 Telluride Troubadour Song Competition, for best vocal performance in the 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Competition, as a finalist in the 2011 International songwriting competition, and was recognized in the 2013 and 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, his carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have already earned Hassan a reputation as a musician that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour tradition, his music draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience.

Monica Laytham

Monica Laytham is an Evanston-based singer/songwriter. She has toured the country with her original songs twice, most recently on a solo trip that spanned most of 2016. Monica's early musical background is in classical piano and church music. Still influenced by these traditions, her original work is also often a departure from her training. Poetic, inviting, and earthy, Monica's songs invite listeners to come exactly as they are into a place of welcome. Her music also attempts to challenge assumptions, and deals regularly with political themes and issues of injustice. Her concerts offer a space for communal lament and grief. Last year, Monica was a resident musician with the Carnival de Resistance.

Congress of Starlings (Andrea Bunch):

Andrea Bunch is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who performs solo and with projects including Congress of Starlings and the Heart tribute band, Little Queens.
She has played at world famous venues like Milwaukees Summerfest, Halsted Market Days, Taste of Chicago and more. Andrea was awarded the prestigious Three Arts Excellence in Art grant to attend the Ragdale Artists retreat, and has composed music for films, including the award winning documentary, Brink of Survival. Andrea also teaches many classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music, including the Voice of the People jam, a celebration of politically and socially driven music.

Chicago Area Peace Action:

Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) provides resources and opportunities for empowerment through active grassroots participation in the growing global movement for economic and environmental justice. The earth and its inhabitants are endangered by the threats of global climate change and nuclear war, either of which could end the world as we know it.
We embrace a world free of the growing devastation of global climate change.

We work to reduce and eliminate the danger of nuclear weapons and excessive military spending.

We promote peace and reject warfare as a valid method of resolving conflict.

We confront the core systemic injustices of political and corporate institutions that support ever-increasing financial inequities and block opportunity for all to share in the earths bounty.


Reba Place Church (View)
620 Madison Street
Evanston, IL 60202
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Folk
Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 1
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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