Sephardic Liturgy and Selihot with oud and kanoun

Date: October 9, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30–9:30 P.M.
Place: Magen David Congregation
Tickets: $18 at door

Rabbi Haim Ovadia and the Magen David Congregation offer a concert that includes full musical ensemble: Qanoun, Oud, Darbooka, Violin plus leading cantors.

The concert forms part of Sephardic Hazzanut and Liturgy, three days before Kippur.


Art: A Portal to Gaza City - Palestine

Date: October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) - October 8, 2016 (Saturday
Time: 08:00 A.M. - 07:00 P.M. daily
Place: District Architecture Center (421 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20004
Tickets: Ticket details

Portal to Gaza City, Palestestine TEXT...
Global public art initiative, "Portals," will connect to Gaza City for the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival with immersive audio-visual technology. By entering, you come face-to-face, live, full-body, with someone in the corresponding spot. Participants in the Gaza Portal and DC are invited to enter the Portal for up to 20-minutes to converse live with a stranger abroad as if in the same room. Translation is available. Gaza conversations happen daily from 8am-11:30am starting October 6. Reserve your time here: http://www.sharedstudios.com/locations#/dcpfaf/ Please make sure to purchase a ticket for the live shows at Eventbrite



Kennedy Center: Ramy Adly

Date: August 28, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis

Ramy Adly comes to Washington with his Sting-style oud... must see (and hear)!

(He will open a School of Oud in Washington soon thereafter...)


Kennedy Center: Rahim AlHaj Trio

Date: July 28, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis

Rahim AlHaj returns to the Kennedy Center with Palestinian-American percussionist Issa Malluf, and Iranian santour player Sourena Sefati perform a program entitled Middle Eastern Music from New Mexico.


Kennedy Center: Home Within

Date: June 30, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Family Theater of the Kennedy Center (2700 F ST NW, Washington DC 20057)
Tickets: free to public (see details)

Kinan Azmeh returns yet again to the Kennedy Center, this time with long-time collaborator and fellow artist Kevork Mourad for an exquisite audio-visual performance for their home country Syria -- not to be missed!


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Tropicalia: Rahim Alhaj and Wanees Zarour Ensemble

Date: October 3, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Place: Tropicalia at 2001 14th ST NW, WDC 20009
Tickets: $10

Rahim Alhaj of Iraq on oud and the Wanees Zarour Ensemble of Palestine on buzz and other instruments.


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DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF)

Producer: Multiflora Productions

Millennium Stage: Andrea Assaf with Eleven Reflections on September

Date: September 15, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Kennedy Center at 2700 F ST NW, WDC 20566
Tickets: free to public on first-come first-serve basis

Playwright Andrea Assaf will perform her own poetic, multimedia play Eleven Reflections on September about the Arab-American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and observations of the season in a post-9/11 world. The performance will include live music with an international ensemble of women artists: Featuring: Donna Mejia, Eylem Basaldi, Natalia Perlaza, and Jenny Luna.



Sponsors: Kennedy Center's Women's Voices Theater Festival.