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The Abbas Premjee Project: Pakistani Jazz Closes "The Art of Music"

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Mar 15 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Price: 
$12 advance, $15 at the door
$10 member/students
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Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center

Levantine presents the Abbas Premjee Project, a concert of progressive Pakistani jazz in conjunction with the Inside/Outside Gallery exhibition "The Art of Music" by Adnan Hussain. The exhibition of 19 paintings is inspired by travels through Central and South Asia, featuring watercolor, gouache and ink pieces of music from Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs from China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Enjoy art and live performance in a unique atmosphere.

Pakistan & the Girnari Jogi Groove, a night of film, art and music

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Feb 22 2013 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Price: 
$12 general admission/$10 Levantine members/students with ID
$15 at the door
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega & Fairfax
ample street parking or in CVS underground lot
till 10 pm only!
Subtitle: 
an evening devoted to Pakistan and Central Asian cultures

Pakistan and the Girnari Jogi Groove is an evening of art, music & film devoted to Pakistani and Central Asian cultures with a live musical performance by Tablapusher, plus a special screening of music performances by the Girnari Jogi Group and a film screening of the inventive animated short film Gul by Adnan Hussain. The Girnari Jogi group is a small ensemble of 7th and 8th generation musicians based out of Sindh, Pakistan. Jogis (not to be confused with yogis) are traditionally snake charmers who use the enchanting sounds of the murli to entrance snakes, humans and jinns.

"The Art of Music" Adnan Hussain Exhibit, Feb. 2-March 15

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Feb 4 2013 10:00am - Mar 15 2013 6:00pm
Price: 
Art exhibit free to the public
cover for concerts Feb. 8 & Feb. 22
$12/$10
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035-2657
La Cienega & Fairfax
ample street parking or in the CVS underground lot
Subtitle: 
beautiful watercolors depict intimate musical scenes and instruments across Central Asia

The Levantine Cultural Center's Inside/Outside Gallery is pleased to present Adnan Hussain's one-person show, "The Art of Music," with deejayed music featuring Central Asian music on Feb. 2 (Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs), live music on Feb. 8 (Uzbekistan and Mongolia) and a film/deejay/tables on Feb. 22 (Pakistan). Inspired by travels through Central and South Asia, "The Art of Music" features watercolor, gouache and ink pieces of music from Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs from China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Enjoy art, live performances, screenings and connect to cultures across language and borders through the beauty of music. 

Adnan Hussain Exhibit "The Art of Music" Opening

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Feb 2 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Price: 
Free to the public
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035-2657
La Cienega & Fairfax
ample street parking or in the CVS underground lot
Subtitle: 
beautiful watercolors depict intimate musical scenes and instruments across Central Asian

On Saturday, February 2, the Levantine Cultural Center's Inside/Outside Gallery is pleased to offer an Artist's Reception for Adnan Hussain's one-person show, "The Art of Music," with deejayed music featuring Kyrgyzstan and the Uyghurs of China. There is no cover and the event is free to the public. Inspired by travels through Central and South Asia, "The Art of Music" features watercolor, gouache and ink pieces of music from Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs from China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Enjoy art, live performances, screenings and connect to cultures across language and borders through the beauty of music. There will be additional evenings of live music on Feb. 8 (Uzbekistan and Mongolia) and Feb. 22 (Pakistan).

Jack G. Shaheen remembers 40 years of deconstrcting Arab sterotypes


Deconstructing stereotypes: Jack G. Shaheen remembers 40 years
of commitment to positive Arab and US
understanding in evening lecture

[Monday December 10, 2012] On Wednesday December 19th, The Levantine Cultural Center presents honored media critic and film scholar Dr. Jack G. Shaheen in an intimate discussion and forum on misleading stereotypes based on Hollywood's negative portrayal of Arabs. Shaheen will be discussing his life-long commitment to illuminate social justice, with insights into the highs and lows of his 40-year quest, including his mission to reveal and terminate these damaging Arab and Muslim stigmas.

Levantine Center Gives First Humanitarian Award

Subtitle: 
Draws Crowd to Middle East Arts Festival for Peace

Middle East Arts Festival for Peace, May 23, 2009: photo Joel MosesMiddle East Arts Festival for Peace, May 23, 2009: photo Joel MosesIn a paean to peace, Angelenos of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds came together Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 as Levantine Cultural Center celebrated its eighth anniversary. The “Middle East Arts Festival for Peace”—a benefit for the center—included such performing artists as Tony Khalife from Lebanon, Mamak Khadem and Hamid Saeidi from Iran, and the Silk Road Music & Dance Ensemble, representing Turkey, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, with Serpil Borazon on vocals, Nyofu Tyson on saz, Neil Siegel on tar, and Robyn Friend on daf. Friend also performed a traditional dance from Uzbekistan. Kutsal, the indie rock singer from Istanbul, sang songs in both English and Turkish. Armenia’s folk/rock star, Gor Mkhitarian, whose latest album is Spirit, poured his heart into several songs in Armenian, while film composer and keyboardist Richard Horowitz ("The Sheltering Sky", "Any Given Sunday") played the ney in both Moroccan and Persian modes. Actress Shiva Rose from the film “David & Layla” read one of her own poems, and performing poet Niloufar Talebi of The Translation Project read in Farsi and English. The world electronica fusion group, Naked Rhythm, whose compositions can be found on Tanta Lounge and Buddha Bar compilations, raised the tempo of the night with percussive electronica in both Arab and Indian modes.

A Vivid History of Islam for all to Uncover

Subtitle: 
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Free to the public
Where: 
UCLA-Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Info 310.443.7000

Christopher Caldwell on "What is the West's Problem with Islam?"

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West: your purchase benefits LCC programmingReflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West: your purchase benefits LCC programming Europe has received a wave of immigration from the global south in recent decades, similar in scope to the US-but very different in its results. Many immigrant and second-generation communities have astronomical unemployment rates and a thin connection to European identity. Some have produced terrorists. The problems are particularly severe among newcomers from the Muslim world.

If Europe has an Islam problem, whose fault is it? Is Islamic belief and culture incompatible with Western institutions? Or is there such a thing as "Islamophobia," poisoning immigrants' efforts to integrate on European terms?

Christopher Caldwell, who writes for the Financial Times, The New York Times Magazine and The Weekly Standard, visits Zócalo to talk about themes from his upcoming book, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West.

Radio Al-Fareed, Music of the Arab and Islamic World

Subtitle: 
the monthly podcast by the inimitable L.A. deejay
The eclectic Al-Fareed aka Alfred Madain is a deejay, musician and ethnomusicologist in Los Angeles.

Turkish Kasbah Features Serpil Borazan on vocals Oct. 24

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Oct 24 2008 8:00pm
Price: 
$18, $12
Where: 
Fine Arts Auditorium
West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue (so. of Jefferson)
Culver City CA 90230
Tix/info: 310.657.5511

The Silk Road Music & Dance Ensemble and the iST-West Ensemble will perform live with special guest vocalist Serpil Borazan. Featuring Rowan Storm on percussions, with Nyofu Tyson on saz, Neil Seigel on Azeri tar, Ergun Tamer on kanun and Robyn Friend performing dances of Turkey and Central Asia, plus additional musicians.

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