With 27 world tours and performances in 44 countries, the Dina Preston Band has left an indelible mark on the global music scene and now they are coming to Tunisia to give free public concerts and provide workshops on cultural entrepreneurship in Djerba, Gafsa, Kairouan, Sousse, and Tunis. This exciting tour is organized by the U.S. Embassy jointly with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Ministry Youth and Sports.
Led by Dina Preston-Ortiz and her husband, Don Ortiz, this talented group of musicians has received multiple awards, including the United Nations Protection Force and U.S. Task Force Provide Promise Distinguished Service Certificate. The band’s exceptional musicians – Henry Lara on drums, Ken Skaggs on pedal steel, and Mark Peotter on bass – bring unmatched talent and experience to the stage.
The Dina Preston Band is also collaborating with students from Tunisia88’s nationwide network of music clubs on a song off their new release “When the World Calls Your Name.” This project, a fusion of traditional Tunisian and American music, showcases how music can bring people from different backgrounds together to create something truly remarkable.
In Tunis, the band will take the center stage performing with Tunisian artists, Houyem Ghattas and Yasser Jeradi, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Bab El Bhar (Porte de France) in Tunis Medina.
Monday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Concert in Djerba at l’Agora
Wednesday, May 24@ 5:30 PM
Concert in Gafsa at Youth Center El Kssar
Thursday, May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Concert in Kairouan at Aghlabid Basin
Friday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Concert in Sousse at Place des Villes Jumelées
Saturday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Open-air concert at Bab El Bhar (Porte de France) Tunis Medina