Little Syria Performance
Featuring Omar Offendum with Ronnie Malley & Thanks Joey
Set amidst the backdrop of the fabled Little Syria neighborhood in NYC (1880-1940), this unique performance project bridges hip-hop & live Arabic instrumentation with the time-honored “Hakawati” storytelling traditions of the Levant. Offendum (Syria via LA) is joined by oud virtuoso Ronnie Malley (Palestine via Chicago) and DJ/beatmaker Thanks Joey (Syria via Brooklyn), to uncover what life in the heart of Arab-America was like over a century ago, while informing much of what is happening today in terms of immigration, xenophobia, Syria, and the ever-evolving notion of an “American dream.”
Lapop Washington DC: A Cultural Salon
An intellectual sanctuary, where the community can come together and participate in conversations about art, literature, and culture.
Litter Syria also presented Monday April 29, 2019 at The Kennedy Center Citizen Artists Conference. Sponsored by The Smithsonian Institute and Kennedy Center