Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Two (Free!) Orientalish-Related Events at NYU

Photo: Khcheich by Bassem Fayed
from the NYU AbuDhabi event site.  
Information: click here
Two (free!) events happening this week at NYU Abu Dhabi for those interested in Middle Eastern music and literature.  First, this Friday at 8 p.m., a classical music concert "Music of Lebanon and Rahbani Brothers" with Lebanese vocalist Rima Khcheich.  In class throughout the years at NYU, I've used Fairouz's music and the Rahbani Brothers.  Come here this beautiful repertoire live with Khcheich and the Al-Bustan takht ensemble.
March 22: 8 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

Second, on Monday, March 25, a talk with Egyptian writer, director, and performance artist Dalia Basiouny.  According to the press release, Basiouny's “Solitaire”: ". . . documents, dramatically and visually, some of the experiences of Arab Americans post 9/11, and the impact of these events on the Arab World. It also records the early phase of January 25th Revolution in Tahrir Square through the eyes of an Egyptian woman who changes and creates change in her journey to shape her identity and find peace." Basiouny will speak with playwright Catherine Filloux at this free event curated by Tisch School of the Arts.
March 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
NYU Abu Dhabi
19 Washington Square, 
New York, NY

Both events are free, but registration is recommended at the NYU Abu Dhabi website.

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