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Harlem Arts Festival 2017 schedule

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 6th annual Harlem Arts Festival happens next week, Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25, in Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers amphitheater. The festival is a nonprofit and “features local creatives in music, art, dance, writing, theater, and more.”

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Maqamfest 2014: Maybe This Year’s Best NYC Concert…Again

Source: New York Music Daily

The theme for this year’s Maqamfest Friday night at the Financial District music mecca Alwan for the Arts was the influence of Arabic music beyond the Fertile Crescent. This year, festival creator, Alwan music impresario and trumpeter/santoorist Amir ElSaffar teamed up with the Center for Traditional Dance and Music to book an exhilarating evening that underscored the dynamic connection between music from the Middle East and eastern Europe.

As the night began, it was almost comical to see how the oldsters took over the venue’s lower-level auditorium while the all kids went two flights up to catch  rubabist Quraishi’s ...

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