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New York, NY 10003 United States
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October 2017

Poetic Voices: Re-Opening & Poets’ Tour

October 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World explores an art form central to the lives of Muslims around the world. The exhibition highlights poetic traditions from four major language areas—Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu—and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diaspora communities in the U.S. The exhibition also includes multi-media works by the late Samina Quraeshi, who was dedicated to creating greater cultural understanding of her native Pakistan, as well as artwork created by students of teachers who participated in our…

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November 2017

Dancing and Drumming Arabic Poetry: A Family Workshop

November 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A hands-on family workshop exploring the rhythms and music of al-muwashah, a form of classical Arab-Andalusian poetry. Musician and scholar Taoufik Ben Amor, accompanied by master dancer and percussionist Ramzi El-Edlibi and multi-instrumentalist Zafer Tawil will introduce al-muwasha and show participants how to identify, vocalize, drum, and dance to the poetic meter and rhythms. The artists will  provide historical and cultural context, as well as technical information throughout. Everyone will have a chance to perform! Free and open to all ages. No experience with…

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[ G A T E S ]: A Poetry Chapbook Launch Party & Reading

November 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Poet Sahar Muradi launches [ G A T E S ], her new chapbook out from Black Lawrence Press, with a reading and celebration. There will be music by Yusuf Misdaq, poetry by Sahar & friends, and some Afghan snacks. Plus poetry projections!  **Please come with a poem of yours or another to the theme of gates/thresholds/passages.**   These charged, elliptical poems make space for the unknown and unknowable, even as they vividly summon the tangible body of the world. Shot…

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Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

November 15 @ 7:00 PM

in association with City Lore presents Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro Directed by Ping Chong in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy, Maha Syed Stage Manager, Kristina Varshavskaya Executive Director, Ping Chong + Company, Bruce Allardice Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity is an interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company exploring the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers. The five…

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December 2017

City Lore Storytelling Cafe: Migration Stories with the Muslim Writers Collective

December 8 @ 7:00 PM

City Lore, in collaboration with the Muslim Writers Collective, presents the City Lore Storytelling Cafe: Migration Stories with the Muslim Writers Collective.   So much of the national conversation around immigration is driven by academics and policy analysts and is far removed from actual immigrants. Migration Stories aims to change the discourse around policy affecting refugee and immigrants by actually centering their stories, experiences, and expertise. Five featured Muslim storytellers will share their experiences of migration with a diverse audience made…

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