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.
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
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
Demonstration for Notheast High School Students
Location: Northeast High School
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.