- In-person event
Rooted in jazz and blues, Moneka Arabic Jazz draws from bandleader Ahmed Moneka’s Afro-Iraqi heritage and his recent experiences in Toronto’s own multicultural mix: creating a distinct, funky, and unique sound.
Ahmed’s music reflects his journey from Baghdad to Toronto – with many stops in between. Welcomed into the local music scene with open arms, Ahmed has been a part of the border-hopping band Moskitto Bar, and Canadian Global Orchestra Kuné. He is committed to sharing his heritage, learnings, traditions, and outlook through his music.