The Narcicyst

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27 February, 2014
Past Events

Al-Bustan is pleased to open the 2014 Spring season with hip-hop/multimedia artist THE NARCICYST, who will be in Philadelphia for a 5-day residency that includes rehearsals, workshops, and demonstrations, culminating in a concert on March 2.

Sunday March 2, 2014 at 4pm
We Are The Medium
Hip-Hop and Classical Arab Music


In concert with Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble:

  • Hanna Khoury – violin
  • Kinan Idnawi – oud
  • Kinan Abou-afach – cello
  • Hafez Kotain – percussion

Location: Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Street

Thursday February 27 at 6pm
Demonstration with The Narcicyst
FREE / Open to the Public


Co-presented by University of Pennsylvania’s:
Greenfield Intercultural Center, Year of Sound, Social Planning and Events Committee (SPEC), Penn Arab Student Society, and Pan-Asian American Community House

Location: College Hall – Room, University of Pennsylvania

Friday February 28, 2014
Demonstration for Notheast High School Students
Location: Northeast High School

Saturday March 1, 2014
Workshop with UPenn Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Students
Location: UPenn’s Greenfield Intercultural Center


The Narcicyst is an Iraqi Canadian musician/actor/multimedia artist who has presented his work at TedEx, The Dubai International Film Festival, The Melbourne festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He has performed across the world sharing the stage with hip-hop’s elite, rocking festivals, classrooms, and cinema screens worldwide. His acting career includes roles in Dubai’s drama City of Life, TV5’sBetes Humaines and most recently, in Rise.

Yassin Alsalman completed his masters degree in Media Studies, ultimately shaping the context and ethos behind a lot of his work. He recently set up his multimedia company The Medium in Montreal, Canada, to facilitate international collaborations among artists, thinkers and branders worldwide. With his music as the message, The Medium is the umbrella that encompasses all his creative colleagues as an international body of independent thinkers – The New World Citizen.




This program is made possible by the generous support of the William Penn Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts’ Building Bridges Program, with sponsorship by University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center, Year of Sound, Social Planning and Events Committee, Penn Arab Student Society, and Pan-Asian American Community House.