Shalom Habibi was born when Karen and Jamil discovered how fun it was to share a love of the same music. We began playing every Tuesday in the basement of the Bangs Center in Amherst in 2005. Jamil said the music gave him new life and this site is dedicated to the memory of the magic of making music together.

 yellow sofa '08

joyful celebration of culture and unity

Wendell FM coffeehouse '17
Jewish and arabic music and dance in western mass

Shalom means peace in hebrew. 

Habibi means beloved in arabic

Shalom Habibi