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Musical Performance: Anna and Anais

Fri, October 3, 2014 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Here in New York at Alwan she is joined by Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal, in this lyrical, poignant fusion of Flamenco and vocals of the Old World.

In light of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Anna and Anaïs will present a selection of Armenian songs of love and idealization, of loss and despair, of questioning and hope.

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Anna and Anais
Anna and Anais

Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "My Love Awaits Me By The Sea"

Wed, October 8, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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My Love Awaits Me By The Sea
Mais Darwazah, Jordan/Germany/Palestine/Qatar, 2013, 80 mins
(Arabic with English subtitles)

My Love Awaits Me By The Sea is a poetic documentary narrating the story of the director who takes a first time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. She leaves a secluded reality and follows a lover whom she has never met, Hasan, a Palestinian artist who discovers a beautiful and utopian world. Fairytale and reality are woven together to ask the question about the elusive place, and the need ... Read more

Musical Performance: Syrian Trio "Hewar" in Concert at Alwan

Sat, October 11, 2014 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Syrian Trio "Hewar" at Alwan

Kinan Azmeh: Clarinet
Issam Rafea
: 'Oud
Dima Orsho
: Vocals

Genre-breaking Syrian ensemble Hewar, meaning “dialogue” in Arabic, is a group that transcends the barriers of musical disparities and misconceptions. This unique musical exchange between different musical personalities is achieved by the musicians using their instruments as their only means of communication, reflecting an approach that is as musically-based as much as it has social and political references and su... Read more


Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: "Take Me Home" & "Aisha's Journey"

Wed, October 15, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Take Me Home
Mais Darwazah, Jordan/U.K/Palestine, 2008, 54 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Take Me Home is an observational account of the lives of a dispersed Palestinian family. The film follows the director as she questions her personal fears and clings on to the resonance of intimate moments shared with her grandmother and great aunt, who are settled in Damascus.

Aisha's Journey
Mais Darwazah, Jordan, 2009, 8mins, Arabic with English subtitles

The prevailing spirit of the terrain in the northe... Read more

Mais Darwazah
Mais Darwazah

Around Town: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Wed, October 22, 2014 7:00 pm at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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On view October 12 - November 23, 2014

This interfaith arts exhibit, brought to the Cathedral by CARAVAN, is designed to build bridges of respect, understanding, and sharing between the creeds and cultures of the East and West. The exhibition features 48 fiberglass sculptures in prayer painted by Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists from Egypt and the West, seeking to express the deep, fundamental acknowledgement of power and hope for all peoples.

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