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.


St John's Episcopal: Ayman Fanous Solo

Date: May 22, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Place: St. John's Episcopal Church, 5649 Mount Gilead RD, Centreville VA 20120 (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to public

Washington's own Ayman Fanous returns to the stage with a solo performance on Spanish guitar and Mediterranean bouzouki.


Sponsors: St. John's Episcopal Church


Falls Church Episcopal: Alash Ensemble

Date: May 2, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Place: Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax ST, Falls Church VA 22046 (directions)
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students and seniors, available online

Alash Ensemble returns to the Washington, DC, area with their members -- the current generation's greatest Tuvan throat-singing vocalists and musicians.


Sponsors: Stone Room Concerts


Back Alley Theater: Parkins Fanous Surak

Date: April 10, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 08:00 P.M.
Place: Back Alley Theater, 5501 Colorado Ave NW, Washington DC 20011 (directions)
Tickets: $10at door

Come by 7:30 PM for a night of inspiration, in which three master improvising musician-composers will entertain:

Andrea Parkins: New York-based composer, sound/installation artist and electro-multi-instrumentalist; instruments include electronically-processed accordion, laptop electronics, and amplified objects

Ayman Fanous: Washington-based composer and improvisation musician; instruments include Spanish guitar and bouzouki

Jeff Surak: Washington-based composer and musician; instruments numerous electro-acoustic instruments and tape/cd/vinyl manipulations

(Parkins and Fanous first performed together as part of Fanous' residency at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn in 2014.)


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Millennium Stage: Hanna Khoury and Nathalie Handal

Date: March 12, 2015 (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 -- or watch live

Violinist Hanna Khoury with poet Nathalie Handal will explore Arab influences on Iberia's arts and culture over the centuries.

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