Past Events

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Musical Performance: The Golden Age of the Egyptian Oud with Tarek Abdallah and Adel Shams El-Din

Sat, March 25, 2017 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

Tarek Abdallah (vocals, oud) & Adel Shams El-Din (vocals, riqq)

Tickets: $20 General l $15 Students & Seniors

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Doors open at 7:30 pm

Egyptian duo Tarek Abdallah and A... Read more

Adel Shams El-Din & Tarek Abdallah
Adel Shams El-Din & Tarek Abdallah

Exhibit: Open Rehearsal of an Exhibition, Curated by Sumesh Sharma

Sun, March 12, 2017 4:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Free and open to the public

Rehearsal of an exhibition. Time: 4-9 P.M.

The Rehearsal as an exhibition conception leaves the processes of art-making open to chance. To explore the indeterminacy and the process of the time-based form of the intervention—a form which rarely cuts into the history of a sheltered space — we invite artists to make a non-thematic exhibition. Bita Razavi, Tran Minh Duc, Aki Inomata, Shubho Saha, and Vahid Sharifian come together to foreground the art of a place. If Algebra was the paradigm of rationality that allowed Europe the possibility... Read more

Bita Razavi
Bita Razavi

Discussion: I Know Not What They Say: Hypertext

Sat, March 11, 2017 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Free and open to the public

Doors open at 6:30

The question of representation has as long a history as that of truth. It is even more problematic when it is addressed within the realm of aesthetics. Artistic gestures in the visual or performative arts, music and literature are symbolic acts, intended to fuse the imaginary and the real, encapsulated and condensed in time and space to evoke nature, truth or the possibility of a scenario of truth. It is a fiction or an image of what is real.

In that sense, the problematic encountered by the arts becomes even more layered ... Read more

By Federico Busonero
By Federico Busonero

Musical Performance: SOLD OUT -Muwashshahat from Aleppo in the Golden Age of Syrian Music

Sat, January 14, 2017 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is completely sold out. No door tickets available.

Alwan for the Arts presents Muwashshahat from Aleppo with Muhammad Qadri Dalal, a leading virtuoso on oud and one of the last true masters of improvisation in Arab music.

Muhammad Qadri Dalal is one of the few masters and voices dedicated to preserving, reviving and expanding the rich musical and cultural heritage of Aleppo, now under threat because of the prolonged conflict in Syria, the destruction of many of the city's neighborhoods and the dispersal and loss of many of its leading proponents... Read more

Muhammad Qadri Dalal
Muhammad Qadri Dalal

Musical Performance: Mediterranean Pulse: Ritmi Della Terra

Fri, December 16, 2016 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts welcomes back:

NEWPOLI with Mediterranean Pulse: Ritmi della Terra

Newpoli carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from Southern Italy laced with influences from the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music: the tempo is high, the drama and passion can be heard in every note and you will have a hard time sitting still!

Nun te vutà, their latest recording, features twelve tracks, six originals, sixtraditional... Read more

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