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Musical Performance: Farah Siraj Celebrates New Album Release "Dunya"

Sat, February 28, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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New Album Debut at Alwan: DUNYA by Farah Siraj and Band

Farah Siraj;
Vocals, Guitar

Andreas Arnold; Guitar
Andres Rotmistrovsky;

Marcelo Woloski; Percussion

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students & Seniors (Buy Now*)
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Farah Siraj
Farah Siraj

Book Reading & Discussion: Amara Lakhous: Award-Winning Algerian Author Presents a Trilogy of Works

Wed, March 4, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts is pleased to present an evening of discussion with Algerian author Amara Lakhous, introducing a trilogy of his works, recently translated into English: Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet, Divorce Islamic Style.

Lakhous recently relocated to New York and promises to rank amongst the great Arab authors in North America, after the accomplishments he has achieved throughout Europe.

Lakhous' presentation will be introduced by Taoufik Ben-Amor on 'oud and will be followed by a moderated discu... Read more

Amara Lakhous
Amara Lakhous

Musical Performance: Vocalist Macadi Nahhas brings "Nour" to New York

Sat, March 14, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Renowned Vocalist Macadi Nahhas presents works from her new album NOUR and other folk classics for the first time in New York!

Famous Jordanian singer of Arab classics and folk songs, Macadi Nahhas presents an array of innovative interpretations of Arab folk music and vocal traditions in her own, original compositions as well as in her unique remakes of the classics. Her performance at Alwan is a debut appearance in New York, where she will perform a repertoire from her latest album "Nour", as well as other favorites she has become fam... Read more
Macadi Nahhas
Macadi Nahhas

Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "Arwad" by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila

Wed, March 18, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila
Canada, 2013, 105 min (Arabic/French with English subtitles)

Directors Samer Najari and Dominique Chila convey the story of an immigrant from the perspective of Ali, his wife Gabrielle and his mistress Marie. This unconventional and melancholic film strays from chronicles of the current Syrian crisis and focuses instead on unearthing the struggles from within. A sincere, soberly filmed, balanced and consummate debut, Najari and Chila give ... Read more


Musical Performance: The Rich Sounds of the Yemenite Musical Tradition with Abdulrahman Al Akhfash

Sat, March 28, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Musical styles in Yemen are especially fluid in rhythm with a wide variety of metrical patterns derived from poetic language. Although the musical culture of Yemen is a domain that is scarcely known and documented, it has deep historic roots and is extremely rich in genres, repertoires and configurations, and modalities of performance and instruments. Yemenite music in general, and regardless of all the differences between layers of tradition and local and regional styles, has a particular attraction and charm, virtues which have been praised since ancient times.

Traditional ... Read more

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