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Musical Performance: Farah Siraj

Sat, February 9, 2013 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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***We are delighted with the interest in our concert tonight featuring Farah Siraj. At this time we have disabled online ticketing to allow for some tickets to be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm - please arrive early for a chance to buy the limited seats that we have left. There will also be standing room tickets sold, starting at 7:50 pm.***

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In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj will perform live in concert at Alwan for the Arts. Joining her on stage will be her ethnically diverse band, with world-class musicians from the Middle East, Europe, the United States, South America and Japan.

Join us for a night of Arab Flamenco Jazz, where Farah performs Arab classics set to a Flamenco jazz context, as well as her original compositions from her award-winning album “NOMAD.”

Featuring:

Farah Siraj (Vocals)
Andreas Arnold (Guitar)
Kinan Idnawi (Oud)
Andres Rotmistrovsky (Bass)
Keita Ogawa (Percussion)

Special guest: Aziz Maraka

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Members and Seniors

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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Bio

Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in the Middle East and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day.

Farah's music often expresses the reality of war and raises awareness for the urgent need for peace. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the 2012 United Nations Humanitarian Awards in New York under the patronage of HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In addition, Farah's music was played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur.

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Reviews

"Farah Siraj... vivacious Arabic Flamenco Jazz"
Rolling Stone Magazine, November 26th, 2012

"The Norah Jones of the Middle East, sweet-voiced Jordanian singer Farah Siraj presents a cross-cultural collab she calls the Arabian Jazz Project"
TimeOut, New York, July 26th, 2012

"If the straight-ahead stuff isn’t enough, and you’re up for an act that stretches the boundaries of jazz outside both the genre and the American border, look no further than Farah Siraj"
The Villager, July 19th, 2012

Related Links

http://www.farahsiraj.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tOyt_mk0to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Y1E3B6_W0

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Alwan's music program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Last updated: 2013-02-09 17:15:01

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