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MIDDLE EAST ROCKS SERIES CONTINUES WITH ONE-NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE BY IRANIAN STAR FARZAD GOLPAYEGANI

 

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MIDDLE EAST CONTINUES TO ROCK, SERIES CONTINUES WITH ONE-NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE BY IRANIAN STAR FARZAD GOLPAYEGANI, MARCH 1

[Los Angeles—FEB. 14, 2013] Farzad Golpayegani is one of Iran’s hottest fusion guitarists and composers. He is also a renowned painter and graphic designer who has lived in Iran, Turkey and the U.S. The band is Farzad Golpayegani on electric and acoustic guitar & violin; Ali Sanaei on bass guitar, fretless acoustic bass & acoustic guitar; and Rameel Nissan on drums, percussions and acoustic guitar. This is a one-night only concert before Farzad and his band play live at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin TX. The band plays live at The Mint March 1, 8 pm, 6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035 to be followed by an after-party art exhibit of his work next door at the Levantine Cultural Center. 

RARE MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF PAKISTANI AND CENTRAL ASIAN CULTURE CONTINUES WITH GIRNARI JOGI GROOVE

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RARE MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF PAKISTANI AND CENTRAL ASIAN CULTURE CONTINUES WITH GIRNARI JOGI GROOVE, FEB 22, 2013  

[Los Angeles—FEB. 13, 2013] As part of a special month-long series showcasing the cultures of Pakistan and Central Asia, the Levantine Cultural Center hosts “Pakistan and the Girnari Jogi Groove,” a multimedia event showcasing art, music & film devoted to the region. The event will feature a live musical performance by Tablapusher, plus a special screening of musical performances by the Girnari Jogi Group and a screening of Gul, the inventive animated short film by Adnan Hussain.

HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, PUBLIC DISCUSSION COMPARES CONFLICT IN MALI & SYRIA

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HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, LEVANTINE CULTURAL CENTER HOLDS

PUBLIC DISCUSSION COMPARING CONFLICT IN MALI, SYRIA FEB 23, 2013

 

 

[Los Angeles—FEB 6., 2013] In honor of Black History Month, the Levantine Cultural Center will hold a public discussion, “Where Do We Go From Here? Answering Dr. King 46 Years Later: Unpacking and Rebuilding Mali and Syria,” featuring African History Professor, David L. Horne and Political Science Professor,ElieChalala on Feb 23 from 2 – 4 p.m. 

 

Vickie Rubinson Blogs on the Sultans of Satire

By Vickie J. Rubinson

I was invited to my first ever all Arab comedy show at the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles and every comic was superb—real pros.

I'm sure mothers all over the world from different nationalities can relate to the universal fear of not seeing their single daughters married by 40, as was the case with Palestinian American comedienne Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud whose overly protective Arab mother wouldn't mind her daughter traveling to the Gaza Strip to find a potential husband.

Rita, Israeli-Iranian pop star, talks to KCRW, LCC

Subtitle: 
tours U.S. with new Persian album "My Joys"

By Avishay Artsy
KCRW
10.31.2012

Listen to this story on NPR's 360.

The election's been all about the economy, but a surprising amount of airtime has been devoted to the standoff between Iran and Israel over Iran's nuclear program. All that tension makes it an especially interesting time for Rita Jahanforuz, a mega pop star from Israel, to be touring across the US right now.

Daily Trojan: "Former Israeli soldier discusses peace"

Subtitle: 
Miko Peled speaks to Arab/Muslim and Jewish students at USC
By Yasmeen Serhan
Daily Trojan
10.31.2012


A Tuesday evening event took students away from their everyday, campus lives to a contested international relationship: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event, co-sponsored by USC's Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-LA and the Levantine Culture Center, featured author and activist Miko Peled, an outspoken critic of Zionism and a firm proponent of peace in the war-ridden region.

Sultans of Satire aims to bridge gaps with Muslims, Arabs through comedy

Subtitle: 
Omar Elba hosts, with Mona Shaikh, Mike Batayeh, Noel Elgrably, Amir K., Omid Singh & Samson Koletkar

Megan Sweas
Religion News Service
Oct 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Unshaven and wearing a black hoodie and cap, Omar Elba looked out from the lectern, surrounded by a gold cross and organ pipes. "Moses, you are my nizzle fo' shizzle," said the Egyptian-born Muslim comedian, doing his best to channel Snoop Dogg.

Daily News on "Artists for Peace" Nov. 3, 2012

Subtitle: 
Tony Khalifé, former child soldier performs in "Artists for Peace"
http://events.dailynews.com/topanga_canyon_ca/events/show/290744665-tony-khalife-former-child-soldier-performs-in-artists-for-peace

Tony Khalifé, former child soldier performs in "Artists for Peace"
Saturday, Nov 3 8:00p to 10:30p
at The 1909, Topanga Canyon, CA
Price: $25 general admission, $40 preferred seating
Phone: RSVP 323.413.2001
Age Suitability: All Ages
Tags: arts, music, rock, salsa, dance, india, middle east, culture, flamenco, tango, war, lebanon, peace, iran

Arab Film Festival Spotlights Under-Exposed Genre

Matt Hamilton | October 23, 2012 
Neon Tommy Contributor


The Arab Film Festival concluded Sunday, Oct. 21, after more than a week of screening works by filmmakers from across the Middle East and North Africa.


More than 40 films—from features to animated shorts—showed to audiences in five cities in California, including Berkeley and San Francisco. In Los Angeles the festival was cosponsored by the Levantine Cultural Center, a community partner that runs the New Voices in Middle Eastern Cinema series, with support in part from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.