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Alwan for the Arts

New York, NY


Alwan for the Arts began in 1998, when a small group of artists, filmmakers, musicians and graduate students%u2014mainly of Arab origin%u2014decided to organize public events in New York to showcase the arts of the Arab world at a time when the city lacked cultural programming to reflect the artistic diversity and dynamism of the region.  In the wake of 9/11, spurred by an increased sense of urgency about the need for cross-cultural dialogue, Alwan rapidly expanded its activities, reaching new audiences and forming alliances beyond the Arab community.

In 2003, Alwan moved into a loft space in downtown Manhattan to establish the city%u2019s first permanent home for cultural events related to the greater Middle East and its diasporas. An initial series of ad hoc film screenings and musical performances evolved quickly into a diverse calendar of events, including music, dance and theater performances; literary readings; film festivals; and panel discussions on wide-ranging topics related to art, culture and current affairs. Alwan%u2019s growth was exponential, from just 9 events in 2003 to 52 in 2006, and averaging 100 a year since 2007. The intimate loft setting and unique programming earned Alwan a reputation among its followers as a %u201Chidden gem,%u201D where audiences could meaningfully engage with presenters.



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Alwan for the Arts

Address
16 Beaver St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone
646-732-3261

Email
mona@alwanforthearts.org

Website
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/

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The Columbia University Middle Ea...

June 27, 2015 8:00 PM
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The Aliya Cycon Project

June 13, 2015 8:00 PM
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Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicolas perf...

May 30, 2015 8:00 PM
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NEW ANDALUC√ćA: Re-Encounter of Fl...

May 02, 2015 8:00 PM
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Anna and Anais in Concert

April 17, 2015 8:00 PM
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1915 - 2015 Truth & Hope: Ara Di...

April 10, 2015 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: The Rich Sou...

March 28, 2015 8:00 PM
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(CANCELLED) Macadi Nahhas

March 14, 2015 8:00 PM
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New Album Debut at Alwan: "DUNYA"...

February 28, 2015 8:00 PM
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'Oud Maestro and Composer Issam R...

February 21, 2015 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: George Ziade...

January 24, 2015 8:00 PM
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4th Annual Maqam Fest 2015

January 09, 2015 7:00 PM
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George Ziadeh: A Concert with Str...

November 21, 2014 8:00 PM
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Navid Kandelousi in Concert at Al...

November 01, 2014 8:00 PM
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Armen Donelian Trio: Songs Of My...

October 25, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Syrian trio...

October 11, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance at Alwan for...

October 03, 2014 8:00 PM
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Huda Asfour's Quartet Presents "M...

September 27, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Renowned Yem...

September 20, 2014 8:00 PM
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"Baltimore": Staged Reading...

May 28, 2014 8:00 PM
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Javier Ruibal in Concert

May 23, 2014 8:00 PM
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Egyptian Grammy Award-Winning Fat...

May 03, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance with Gaida

April 19, 2014 8:00 PM
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Syrian Classical Music Composer Z...

April 17, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Jussi Reijon...

April 12, 2014 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal

March 29, 2014 8:00 PM
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Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An A...

March 22, 2014 8:00 PM
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Kinan Idnawi in Solo 'Oud Concert...

March 01, 2014 8:00 PM
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En Chordais

February 28, 2014 8:00 PM
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Joseph Tawadros Trio

February 15, 2014 8:00 PM
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Narratives & Sounds of Iraq: Scre...

January 25, 2014 7:00 PM
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3rd Annual Maqam Fest

January 10, 2014 7:30 PM
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Tunisian Comedian Kamel Touati at...

December 23, 2013 8:00 PM
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The Alwan Ensemble: Music of the...

December 14, 2013 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Sound: the E...

December 08, 2013 7:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Rajas

November 23, 2013 8:00 PM
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Nashaz

November 09, 2013 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Charbel Rouh...

November 03, 2013 7:00 PM
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Concert: Salaam "Train to Basra a...

October 26, 2013 8:00 PM
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Tunisian Vocalist Sonia M'Barek i...

October 03, 2013 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Nawal: the V...

September 27, 2013 8:00 PM
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Alwan Poetics: A Series of Verse...

September 09, 2013 8:00 PM - September 13, 2013 8:00 PM
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The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble Fea...

June 29, 2013 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Javier Ruibal

June 01, 2013 8:00 PM
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Play: "Abandon the Citizens"...

May 24, 2013 8:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal

May 18, 2013 8:00 PM
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"Asma'a" by Amr Salama (Egypt, 20...

May 05, 2013 7:00 PM
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"Coming Forth By Day" by Hala Lot...

May 05, 2013 5:00 PM
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"Hidden Beauties" by Nouri Bouzi...

May 05, 2013 3:00 PM
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"Zero" by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari (M...

May 04, 2013 8:00 PM
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"Free Men" by Ismael Ferroukhi (M...

May 04, 2013 6:00 PM
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"Perfumes of Algiers" by Rachid...

May 04, 2013 4:00 PM
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"The Repentant" by Merzak Allouac...

May 04, 2013 2:00 PM
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"The Last Friday" by Yahya Alabda...

May 03, 2013 8:30 PM
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"Son of Babylon" by Mohamed Al-Da...

May 03, 2013 6:30 PM
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"God's Horses" by Nabil Ayouch (M...

May 02, 2013 8:30 PM
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"Winter of Discontent" by Ibrahim...

May 02, 2013 6:30 PM
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Documentary Film Screenings: "Inf...

May 01, 2013 7:00 PM
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1-1 = 1 Experimental Video Scree...

April 30, 2013 7:00 PM
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Nabil Maleh Retrospective Documen...

April 28, 2013 6:00 PM
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"The Bright Darkness" and "Damasc...

April 27, 2013 6:00 PM
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Espiritu Gitano

April 20, 2013 9:00 PM
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Maurice Chedid

April 06, 2013 8:00 PM
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Arab Music Workshop w/ Naseer Sha...

March 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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Concert: New Sounds from Arab Lan...

February 17, 2013 7:00 PM
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Musical Performance: Maurice Chedid

February 09, 2013 8:00 PM
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Second Annual Maqam Fest

January 11, 2013 7:30 PM - January 11, 2013 8:00 PM
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