Past Events

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Book Reading & Discussion: Zohra Drif: Memoirs of Algeria's Freedom Struggle

Thu, September 21, 2017 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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In partnership withJust World Educational, Alwan for the Arts hosts a reading of the English-language edition of her memoir, Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter by Zohra Drif, translated from the French by Andrew Farrand.

Suggested donation: $10 General Admission l $5 Students and seniors


Zohra Drif,born in 1934 in Tiaret, in western Algeria, studied la... Read more

Music: A Jazztopad Festival Concert

Sat, June 24, 2017 1:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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In partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute, Alwan for the Arts hosts a Jazztopad Festival Concert

Suggested donation: $25 General Admission l $10 Students and seniors

As one of the most important jazz festivals in Poland, the Jazztopad Festival also organizes satellite editions across the globe. The American edition of the Jazztopad Festival presents audiences an opportunity to discover leading artists from the Polish contemporary jazz scene and to hear music that has never been performed outside of Poland.

The concert will feature music from contem... Read more

Musical Performance: "Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Album Release Preview Concert at the River to River Festival"

Fri, June 16, 2017 6:00 pm at 28 Liberty Plaza

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As part of the River to River Festival, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and New Amsterdam present:

Rivers of Sound's Debut Album,Not Two.

Open and free to the public

Album can pre-ordered here.

Composer, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound brings a large ensemble of 17 musicians from Western and Middle Eastern musical. Using resonance as its governing principle, Rivers of Sound... Read more

Rivers of Sound
Rivers of Sound

Artist Talk: New World Art: Cultural Contiguity of Asia Society Revisited

Tue, May 30, 2017 6:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Conversation with Artists from Asia

Free and Open to the Public

Doors Open at 6 P.M.

A wager: The future of cultural investment is in cartography. The global map is in flux, the pivotal and axiomatic points are being reconfigured —the ‘epistemological centers’ and grounding referents such as the Greenwich mean are shifting. In the present condition, the terms of scientific validation are inextricably linked to Western reasoning as a universal definition of what is and what should be. This is an entrenched paradigm, immobile and unrelenting in it... Read more

“Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” by AKI INOMATA
“Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” by AKI INOMATA

Around Town: The Rahim Al Haj Trio

Thu, May 25, 2017 7:30 pm at David Rubenstein Atrium

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The Rahim AlHaj Trio, performing works from their recent Smithsonian Folkways Album

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center

Open and free to the public

No tickets required
Seating on a first come, first-served basis

The Rahim AlHaj Trio features the celebrated Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer, Rahim AlHaj, Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati, and Palestinian-American percussion master, Issa Malluf. For more information, please clickRead more
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