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Special Series: Alwan Celebrates Yemen

Thu, September 11, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Join Alwan for the Arts in celebrating and appreciating the unique and diverse arts and culture of Yemen in a special series that will span over two weeks and will include film screenings with discussions, a book launch on The Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba, and a concert by the astounding Yemeni-musician Abdulrahman al-Akhfash.

One of the oldest crossroads of civilizations and global trade, this series celebrates Yemen, past and present, and offers a small yet enticing taste and momentary glance into the breadth of the wonders, magic, and profundity of this cradl... Read more

Celebrating Yemen
Celebrating Yemen

Book Launch & Discussion: Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba Regional Yemeni Jewelry by Marjorie Ransom

Wed, September 17, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba is the first illustrated study of ethnic silver jewelry in Yemen by expert researcher and collector Marjorie Ransom. The book documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry in traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Pieces explored in this book include Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces as well as ankle and wrist bracelets.
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Pieces by Abdulla Ghadban
Pieces by Abdulla Ghadban

Around Town: Ana: Contemporary Arab Cinema Film Festival (Sept 17-24)

Wed, September 17, 2014 7:00 pm at The Jacob Burns Film Center

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3rd i NY and Alwan for the Arts are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Film Festival of Ana: Contemporary Arab Cinema. The festival will take place from September 17th-24th at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. This years' program presents a unique selection of films from celebrated filmmakers from throughout the Middle East.

Festival Website


Friday September 19th, 5:15PM

Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas, Lebanon, 20... Read more

September 17th - 24th 2014
September 17th - 24th 2014

Musical Performance: Huda Asfour in Solo 'Oud Concert

Sat, September 27, 2014 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Join Alwan for the Arts in an evening with the exceptionally talented Huda Asfour, composer, 'oudist and kanoun artist.

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
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Doors open at 7:30 pm


Huda Asfour received her formal music training in Tunisia and Gaza before joining the National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah. In 2001, she joined Al-Urmawi Center for Mashriq Mu... Read more

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

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