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Middle East Drum Circle with Rowan Storm

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Feb 8 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Price: 
Suggested donation $10 for one circle, $15 for two
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035
Between La Cienega and Fairfax
street parking
Subtitle: 
practice rhythm, learn new beats

Come participate in a dynamic Middle East rhythm and drum circle, facilitated by Rowan Storm, Saturday from 1:30 -3:30 pm, Feb. 8, 2014 (repeats on March 15, 2014). Beginners welcome. For all ages. Family friendly. Various hand drums and percussion provided, or bring your own. The Levantine Cultural Center is located at 5998 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035 between La Cienega and Fairfax. Info/reservations 323.413.2001 or just show up. Grab a drum or bring your own and join the fun! Visit carpetconcert.com or rowanstorm.com.

Suggested contribution Part One ~ Basic Lesson: $10. Part Two ~ Rhythm Circle: $10. Suggested contribution for both parts: $15.

Middle East Drumming Drum Circle with Rowan Storm

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Nov 16 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Price: 
Suggested donation $10 per circle
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657
Between La Cienega and Fairfax
ample street parking
Subtitle: 
basic drumming at 1:30, rhythm circle at 2:30
The Levantine Cultural Center presents a new Middle East rhythm and drum circle, facilitated by Rowan Storm, Saturdays from 1:30 -3:30 pm on 16 November 2013

New Middle East Drum Circle Launches Oct. 12

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Oct 12 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Price: 
Suggestion donation $10
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657
Between La Cienega and Fairfax
ample street parking
The Levantine Cultural Center presents a new Middle East rhythm and drum circle, facilitated by Rowan Storm,  Saturdays from 1:30 -3:30 pm on the following dates: 12 October 2013, 16 November 2013, 14 December 2013. Beginners welcome. For all ages. Family friendly. Various hand drums and percussion provided, or bring your own!

The Levantine Cultural Center is located at 5998 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657, levantinecenter.org. Reservations 323.413.2001 or just show up!

Suggested contribution: Part One ~ Basic Lesson: $10. Part Two ~ Rhythm Circle: $10. Suggested contribution for both Parts: $15

Grab a drum and join the fun!

Interactive Middle East Drumming, Music and Dance at the Ford

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Sep 23 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: 
Free to the public, all welcome, interactive drumming and dancing
Where: 
Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Los Angeles CA 90068
near the Hollywood Bowl just the other side of the freeway
ample lot parking
Middle Eastern drumming, music & dance circle and jam session at the beautiful Ford Amphitheatre (if you've never been this is a great introduction), 7:00 - 9:00 pm and free admission!

Musicians participating include the UCSB Middle East Ensemble led by Scott Marcus ~ mizmar, ney; Jim Grippo ~ qanun; Matt Wright ~ oud; Susan Rudnicki ~ tabla baladi, darbuka. More info here.

Cabaret Turka with Dmitris Mahlis, Serpil Borazan, Kutsal & Guests

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Aug 9 2013 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Price: 
$25 red tickets in advance; $30 at the door
Limited seating, RSVPs 323.413.2001
includes Turkish mezze & raki (arak)
Click here to buy tickets
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center café
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega & Fairfax
ample street parking or in underground CVS lot
across the street but only till 10 pm!
park on Stearns or side streets
Subtitle: 
a happy night of great music, song, food and friends

The Levantine Cultural Center presents a happy night of great music, song, food and friends, all for the fair price of a red ticket. In Istanbul a night on the town could include stopping in at the traditional Turkish meyhane (tavern) for some mezze (Turkish appetizers) and raki (arak) accompanied by live music, song and dance. This is what is known as fasil. Experience some non-traditional fasil in L.A. with delicious mezze, rake, the bedeviling oud of Dmitris Mahlis and songs by Serpil Borazan and Kutsal, with musical guest artists including Emad Shakouri on kanun and TJ Troy on percussion. Fasil music, in its diversity, spans influences from Asian folk to modern pop. You'll get to see a live performance and experience for yourself the cultural mixtures of Istanbuli sounds.

Red tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, includes mezze and a glass of raki. Doors open 8 pm, music begins 8:30, two sets, but who's counting the time? RSVPs 323.413.2001.

Wahid, the Dimitris Mahlis/Chris Wabich Duo

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Jun 28 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Price: 
$15 general admission/$12 members/students
Buy tickets
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega Blvd & Fairfax Ave just east of The Mint
street parking
Subtitle: 
an evening of Mediterranean/Middle East world music fusing east and west
On June 28, 2012 the Levantine Cultural Center will kick off a new Middle Eastern/North African world music series with WAHID, a dialogue between Chris Wabich on frame drums and Dimitris Mahlis on oud, bringing genre-defying approaches to composition and improvisation. Both in his compositions and playing, Greek-born Mahlisskillfully draws from Greek, Persian, Carnatic, and Western jazz traditions; in his hands, the oud deftly transforms into a multi-dimensional stringed instrument echoing these traditions. This summer, the Levantine Center will become L.A.'s new destination for intimate Middle Eastern music experiences, with new ensembles performing each week. Upcoming artists include Momo Loudiyi (Morocco), Hamid Saedi (Iran), Tony Khalifé (Lebanon), and the Avas Nahas World Percussion Ensemble (Egypt). Listen/watch.

Levantine Friends & Family Annual BBQ Picnic

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Jun 24 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: 
Free, parking $6 per car (carpooling recommended)
Where: 
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Blue Picnic Area
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90056
2 minutes south of the Target at Rodeo and La Cienega
Subtitle: 
share your culture, music, food and friendship with friends and family

Levantine Cultural Center invites you to join our annual friends and family barbeque picnic on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from noon to 6 pm at the beautiful Kenneth Hahn State Park, located just south of La Cienega Blvd. and Rodeo Road. You may bring food for the barbeque and dishes to share if you wish. The LCC will provide drinks, some food, and all the other functional items (plates, napkins, cups etc) including charcoal for the barbeques.

Levantine recommends the SEE Fest, May 3-7

Event Details
Date/Time: 
May 3 2012 6:00pm - May 7 2012 11:00pm
Price: 
General Admission $10, Students & Seniors, $5
Festival Pass $75, Student Festival Pass $50
Click here to buy tickets
Where: 
Goethe-Institut Cinema
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 100,
Los Angeles 90036
Underground parking free with validation after 6 pm, and free all day Sat & Sun
Closing night gala May 7 at the UCLA James Bridges Theatre in Melnitz Hall

Levantine Cultural Center recommends the South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles, now in its 7th year.

Armo Greco Music & Comedy Festival at the Ford Amphitheatre

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Sep 4 2011 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Price: 
Where: 
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East
Los Angeles CA 90068
Subtitle: 
an evening hosted by Angelo Tsarouchas featuring the Element Band
Armo-Greco Music & Comedy FestivalArmo-Greco Music & Comedy Festival

The first Armo-Greco Music and Comedy Festival promises to be a high energy, memorable evening of song, dance and humor. 

Heavyweight of hilarity Angelo Tsarouchas hosts the festival. Local favorite Element Band headlines a star-studded musical line-up that includes world-renowned guitarist Pavlo and Italian singing sensation Giovanna Gattuso.

Completing the line-up are comedy favorites Lory Tatoulian and Ara Basil.

Tickets available at Ticketweb.

Café Fez! Every Saturday, 10 am-6 pm

Subtitle: 
a new Middle Eastern café at the Levantine Center every Saturday

Menu for August 20, 2001

Coffee:                                                                             Tea:
Cafe Americain                                                                  Moroccan Mint Tea
Cafe Cassé                                                                        Persian Tea
Café Fez (Turkish Coffee)                                                    Sage Tea                                          
Café Beiruti (w/ cardamom and orange blossom water)         Anise Tea
Espresso                                                                            Chai Tea

Cold Drinks:                                                                      Snacks:
Mint Lemonade                                                                  Labneh Plate
Qamar al-Deen (Apricot drink)                                            Zaatar and Zeit (olive oil) Plate
Ayran (Yogurt drink)                                                           Zaytoun (olives) and Feta Plate
Iced Tea                                                                            Hummus

Café Fez at the Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035 (east of La Cienega, west of Fairfax). 310.657.5511.