Upcoming Events

Special Series: Alwan Celebrates Yemeni Culture

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 art and culture from Yemen. This Special Series will span over two and a half weeks and will include a wide variety of events consisting of film screenings, a book launch and a music performance.

Film Screenings
Dates to be confirmed

Socotra(H’er wa Imshin)
Felisa Jimenez. Yemen & Colombia, 2013, 36 minutes

This hauntingly beautiful documentary explores the social changes that have come to the remote Yemeni island of Socotra in re... Read more


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: From September 17th - 24th 2014

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

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Join 3rd i NY and Alwan for the Arts as we celebrate 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, Pleasantville. This years' program exhibits a unique selection of 12 films from celebrated filmmakers from throughout the Middle East.

To see the full schedule of events, you can visit the Festival website at http://anaarabcinema.com /


Friday September 19th, 5:15PM

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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 celebrating the exceptional talents of Huda Asfour, composer, 'oudist and kanoun artist.

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
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(*A small online fee is applied)
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 Music - Jerusalem. Huda was part of several music ensembles including Birzeit music ensemble and J... 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 dialogue 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 nee... Read more

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