Past Events

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Musical Performance: SOLD OUT -Muwashshahat from Aleppo in the Golden Age of Syrian Music

Sat, January 14, 2017 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is completely sold out. No door tickets available.

Alwan for the Arts presents Muwashshahat from Aleppo with Muhammad Qadri Dalal, a leading virtuoso on oud and one of the last true masters of improvisation in Arab music.

Muhammad Qadri Dalal is one of the few masters and voices dedicated to preserving, reviving and expanding the rich musical and cultural heritage of Aleppo, now under threat because of the prolonged conflict in Syria, the destruction of many of the city's neighborhoods and the dispersal and loss of many of its leading proponents... Read more

Muhammad Qadri Dalal
Muhammad Qadri Dalal

Musical Performance: Mediterranean Pulse: Ritmi Della Terra

Fri, December 16, 2016 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts welcomes back:

NEWPOLI with Mediterranean Pulse: Ritmi della Terra

Newpoli carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from Southern Italy laced with influences from the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music: the tempo is high, the drama and passion can be heard in every note and you will have a hard time sitting still!

Nun te vutà, their latest recording, features twelve tracks, six originals, sixtraditional... Read more


Film Screening & Discussion: Kafr Qasem

Tue, December 13, 2016 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Together with Al-Awda-New York, The New York Chapter of the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Alwan for the Arts presents the documentary feature "Kafr Qasem" followed by a post-screening discussion with Palestinian activist Lamis Deek and Algerian writer activist, Brahim Rouabeh on colonizing violence with a look at ante- and post-colonial Algeria for lessons in advancing collective struggle today.

Suggested contribution: $5 - $10

Doors open at 6:00pm

This screening forms a part of the series on Colonizing Violence and the Redemptive Power of Palestinia... Read more

Musical Performance: Pejman Tadayon Ensemble - Persian Sufi Music

Sat, December 3, 2016 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

The Pejman Tadayon Ensemble

Pejman Tadayon, musician, composer, painter

Barbara Eramo, vocals

Stefano Saletti, composer, vocalist, buzuki, oud

Giovanni La Cascio, percussion

Julia Kulakova, Sufi whirler

Paola Garcia, Sufi Whirler

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$20 General Admission | $15 for Students and Seniors

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Benefit Event: The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble

Sat, November 5, 2016 7:00 pm at Unitarian Church of All Souls

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This concert previews the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble's first album, Zaman, to be released in Spring 2017, and showcases the broad range of musical idioms it has mastered. The group performs the traditional Arab repertory with authority and a sense of tarab (musical ecstasy).


Amir ElSaffar: Trumpet Santur Vocals | Dena ElSaffar: Viola | Firas Zreik: Qanun | George Ziadeh: Oud Vocals | Layth Sidiq: Violin | Naseem Al Atrash: Cello | Tareq Rantisi: Percussion

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Firas Zreik (Photo Credit: Louise Bichan)
Firas Zreik (Photo Credit: Louise Bichan)
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