Time: September 20, 2014 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://alwanforthearts.org/
Event Discipline: music
Organized By: Alwan for the Arts
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2014
"Yemen's music is one of the basic foundations of the world's music, music of all nations in general ... Where there is music, there is humanity." - Abdulrahman Al-Akhfash Join Alwan for the Arts in this special evening celebrating Yemen with Abdulrahman al-Akhfash, renowned Yemeni musician and vocalist, who will provide a taste of Yemen's rich sounds, poetry, and tradition. This rare musical performance is part of Alwan's special series celebrating the unique and diverse arts and culture of Yemen, which also includes film screenings with discussions and a book launch on The Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba.
Biography Descendant of a family of musicians, Abdulrahman al-Akhfash started singing at a very early age. His mix of traditional Yemeni music recordings and his own compositions made him popular across Yemen. His voice and melodies build a bridge between different cultures, keeping the Yemeni identity and its music roots at the same time. With almost ten records already edited, his popularity spreads all over Yemen, due to both his traditional Yemeni music recordings and his own compositions.