[nyfoil-l] Poetry from the Axis of Evil
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Thu Nov 9 08:37:04 CST 2006
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
Alwan for the Arts & Action Wednesdays Against the War present
POETRY (and music) FROM THE 'AXIS OF EVIL'
THU, November 16th, 2006 @ 7pm
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, Lower Manhattan
$10 suggested sliding-scale, no one turned away, Cash Bar
This is the season of despair, this the season of longing. This is the
season of the cage and the season of the noose. But this too the season of
passion, the season of compassion, the season of resistance. In an age of
war, let poetry and music give voice to hope, peace, justice and love.
Come out and listen to musicians and singers, and to performers reciting
iconic, classical, contemporary, and radical poetry from the Axis (and
near-Axis) of Evil in the original Arabic, Persian, Korean, and Urdu along
with English translations.
Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian Theatre director and academic who is writing a
Ph.D. on Arab American Women theatre at CUNY Grad Center and currently works
for the UN Radio.
Hossam Fahr is an Egyptian writer and interpreter. He has published three
collections of short stories and a novel in Egypt. His fifth book is due to
come out in Cairo this month. He lives in New York with his family.
Ali Mir is the co-author of "Anthems of Resistance," a book about the Urdu
poetry of the Progressive Writers' Movement.
Iraj Anvar, is the translator and editor of the ground-breaking book of the
poetry of Jalal al Din Rumi, "Divani-i Shams-i Tabriz: Forty Eight Ghazals
of Rumi." A leading member of the theater community in Iran until his
departure in 1978, Dr. Anvar has taught for many years at NYU and has led
the New York Ava Ensemble, dedicated to performing classical Persian poetry.
Sok-Min Seo was raised in Seoul, and has studied film and communications in
London and New York. He is a film maker and has several short and
documentary films to his credit. He is currently working at the UN
department of public information.
Tareq Abboushi (Buzuq)
Taoufiq Ben Amor (Vocals, Oud, Daf)
Hedayat Shafei (Tar)
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