Al-Bustan Awarded Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Grant

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Al-Bustan is pleased to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program in support of our 2014 Concert Series.

The Board of Directors and staff at Al-Bustan are honored to be one of 8 organizations selected from 56 submissions from around the US. We are thrilled to continue our concert series featuring internationally renowned guest artists. The 2014 Spring-Fall season spans a geographic and cultural range with diverse musical styles and disciplines. Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble will collaborate with each guest artist for residency activities that will include a week of rehearsals, workshops, and demonstrations, culminating with a concert performance in Philadelphia.

With the support of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Al-Bustan Music is pleased to present the following programs in 2014:


THE NARCYCIST – hip-hop/multimedia artist
We Are the Medium
Sunday March 2


FATHY SALAMA – composer/pianist
Sharkiat: Contemporary Arab Music
Sunday April 27


Revisiting Hybridity: Latin and Arab Rhythms
Saturday May 24


MOHSEN NAMJOO – singer/songwriter/setar master
Classical and Contemporary Persian Music
October 2014


MARCEL KHALIFE – composer/singer/oud master
Premiere of “Chants of the East”
November 2014


Poetry and Music
December 2014



Doris Duke Foundation
Doris Duke Foundation

The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) is an operating foundation funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The mission of DDFIA is to improve the quality of people’s lives through the study, understanding and appreciation of arts and cultures. Based in New York, the Building Bridges Program is a grant-making program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and supports national efforts that use the arts to increase the public’s understanding of contemporary Muslim societies.




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