Archive | February, 2012

A Med-filled February in the City

2 Feb

This February seems to be filled with exciting Med-related events in New York City- and we’ll try to make it to all of them!

– This weekend at HERE Arts Center’s Culturemart 2012, resident artist Betty Shamieh presents her work The Strangest, inspired by the figure of the Arab in Camus’ novel The Stranger. Visit the show’s page for more info
– Irondale Center with Scenes (Lyon) present An Arab in my Mirror, an Egyptian-French collaboration that “paints an intimate picture of the different aspects of terrorism and the relationships formed between historic events such as the Algerian war and the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of the many, everyday voices that contribute to the common quest for answers and understanding”. It runs until February 11th.

From Irondale's performance Arab in my Mirror

-At Pace University, the wonderful Sephardic singer Yasmine Levy with Turkish percussionist Omar Faruk Tekbilek for only one concert at the Shimmel Center on February 16th. Click here for more information.

Yasmine Levy

And as if all this wasn’t enough, let’s not forget City Center’s flamenco festival starting March 1st.