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Musical Performance: Songs of the Arabian Peninsula, Vocals on Guitar and Oud

Sat, June 18, 2016 9:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:
Songs of the Arabian Peninsula features interpretations of Sout music from Kuwait, as well as music from Yemen and the Peninsula. It showcases compositions that explore instrumental versatility and unorthodox harmony.
Abdulrahman Al Akhfash accompanied by Yousif Yaseen will engage in layered musical performance of maqam oriented harmonic structure and vocal poetic expressions. The music performed will range across a shared wide geography and long history of aesthetics.

Abdulrahman AlAkhfash, oud and vocal;Yousif Yasse... Read more
Yousif Yassen
Yousif Yassen

Musical Performance: Abdulrahman AlAkhfash: NATIONAL TOUR OF THE SONGS OF YEMEN

Fri, June 17, 2016 6:00 pm at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Yemeni singer and oud player Abdulrahman AlAkhfash performs the Yemeni traditional music that most often consists of a solo singer with oud accompaniment, highlighting rhythms in subtly expressive ways.

Renowned across Yemen as a musician and vocalist, Abdulrahman Al Akhfash has contributed significantly over the past 20 years to the natural development and enrichment of the Sanani repertoire. His delivery is expressive, occasionally euphoric, but ultimately poetic.

event is free and open to the public with Museum addmission

Musical styles in Yemen are e... Read more

Film Screening & Discussion: Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud by Joanne Nucho (Director in Attandance)

Thu, June 16, 2016 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY present:

The Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud by Joanne Nucho, Documentary, Lebanon/ USA/ 2015/ 75 mins. (Arabic with English Subtiles).

Followed by a Discussion with the Director.

Joanne Nucho's debut film is anexperimental work about the working class suburb of Bourj Hammoud in Beirut. It was initially built to settle Armenian refugees who had escaped the 1915 genocide in Ottoman lands.Today, it is a diverse district that is home to Lebanese of various sects as well as migrants and displaced p... Read more

Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon
Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon

Musical Performance: “Chaabana”: lila performed by Moroccan group Innov Gnawa

Thu, June 2, 2016 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:
The tradition of Gnawa as a cultural expression developed its current musical form primarily in Morocco, with roots effected by socioeconomic migration, civil upheavals and displacement of people from other African countries. Gnawa music strives for aesthetic transport and spiritual healing in performative intensity that could sustain twelve hours of shared engagement. In essence, it is a Lila, a unique event or fête in pursuit of transcendence. "Lila" which means "night" in Arabic is a communal event in an inti... Read more
Innov Gnawa
Innov Gnawa

Around Town: Film Screening and Reception: Scheherezade's Diary

Thu, June 2, 2016 6:30 pm at New York Institute of Technology

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Act for Lebanonpresents an engaging tragicomic documentary that follows women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theater project set up in 2012 by director Zeina Daccache at the Baabda Prison in Lebanon.

Scheherezade's Diary by Zeina Daccache
Documentary | Lebanon| 2014 | 78 min | Arabic with English subtitles

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Screening followed by discussion with Director

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Scheherezade's Diary by Zeina Daccache Documentary | Lebanon| 2014 | 78 min | Arabic with English subtitles
Scheherezade's Diary by Zeina Daccache Documentary | Lebanon| 2014 | 78 min | Arabic with English subtitles
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