Upcoming Events

Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "Arwad" by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila

Thu, March 19, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

(View all film screening & discussions »)

ARWAD Directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila
Canada, 2013, 105 min (Arabic/French with English subtitles)

Directors Samer Najari and Dominique Chila convey the story of an immigrant from the perspective of Ali, his wife Gabrielle and his mistress Marie. This unconventional and melancholic film strays from chronicles of the current Syrian crisis and focuses instead on unearthing the struggles from within. A sincere, soberly filmed, balanced and consummate debut, Najari and Chila give their characters room for emotional development and exploration.... Read more


Musical Performance: The Rich Sounds of the Yemenite Musical Tradition with Abdulrahman Al Akhfash

Sat, March 28, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

(View all musical performances »)

Musical styles in Yemen are especially fluid in rhythm with a wide variety of metrical patterns derived from poetic language. Although the musical culture of Yemen is a domain that is scarcely known and documented, it has deep historic roots and is extremely rich in genres, repertoires and configurations, and modalities of performance and instruments. Yemenite music in general, and regardless of all the differences between layers of tradition and local and regional styles, has a particular attraction and charm, virtues which have been praised since ancient times.

Traditional ... Read more

Special Series: Celebrating Armenian Culture: Anna and Anais in Concert

Fri, April 17, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

(View all special series »)

ANNA AND ANAISCelebrating Armenian Folk with the melding of Flamenco

Featuring:Anna Garano, guitarAnais Alexandra Tekerian, vocalsShane Shanahan, percussionKinan Azmeh, clarinet

Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist hailing from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Her collaborator here in New York is Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal. For this concert they will be joined by the percussion virtuoso Shane Shanahan, and the renown... Read more
Anna and Anais
Anna and Anais
Alwan Seminar Series

Join Our Mailing List:



Alwan 3rd i


16 Beaver Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732 3261
Email Us

Alwan for the Arts is accessible to people with disabilities. Please call 646 732 3261 in advance, or, buzz at the door to arrange a ramp.

© 2015 Alwan for the Arts

Hosting donated by:
Marefa.org, the Arabic Encyclopedia