Meet the Mimouna Line-up

EMCEE’s Hannah Goldman of JFREJ’s Mizrahi & Sephardi Caucus & Reem Ramadan of Arab American Association of New York bring you an evening of live music, storytelling and more!

EMCEE’s Hannah Goldman of JFREJ’s Mizrahi & Sephardi Caucus & Reem Ramadan of Arab American Association of New York bring you an evening of:

  • Live Music with Galeet Dardashti, Yoni Battat, Jessica Lurie, April Centrone & Yoshie Fruchter
  • Storytelling with Arielle Korman, Simi Toledano, Esther Farmer & Sivan Battat
  • DJ Set with DJ H’nina
  • Flags and Visual Art by Tom Haviv
  • Sweets by Awafi Boston, Nablus Sweets & Enat Ventura

& more!

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Doors at 7:30pm.
Widdi Hall
572 56th St.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

RSVP, and information on childcare, access, and volunteering here.

Meet the Mimouna Band

April Centrone is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher and music therapist based in NYC. She is the co-founder of the New York Arabic Orchestra, non-profit organization specializing in the performance and education of Arabic music, and business owner of emerging women-owned arts center, Fourth Wave (Asbury Park, NJ). She has held Arabic music lectures at universities such as Taipei University of the Arts and in NYC public schools with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Connect. She worked with Palestinian and Syrian refugee youth throughout Lebanon, and Rohingya refugee youth and female teens at safe-houses throughout Malaysia. Her debut album ‘New Moon’ (2018), a story about dying, war, love, and the sea, is available on Spotify. www.aprildrums.com

Seattle and Brooklyn-based Jessica Lurie is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser, performing on saxophones, flute, voice, accordion and electronics. Influenced by her parent’s love of classical, jazz, broadway and Americana, combined with having come up in the diverse Seattle music scene of the ‘90s on, she calls on a wide range of musical influences, including, funk, jazz, Americana, gospel, Klezmer, Balkan, Latin, and Afro-Cuban music, as well as a great love for free improvisation. Jessica Lurie’s distinct voice was formed from the richly diverse and eclectic Seattle and NYC music scenes. As a leader, side-person, composer and collaborator, Jessica is a regular fixture on jazz, new music, experimental jazz, funk and folk scenes, touring extensively in the US and Europe, performing on saxophones, flute, voice. Recent highlights include recognition in the 2016/2017 Downbeat’s “Rising Star for Alto Sax” poll, and the celebrated release of her Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Long Haul recording (2018, Chant Records). Current bands include: Jessica Lurie Ensemble, Tiptons Sax Quartet, Living Daylights, Sofie Salonika, Slingshot and TEPHRA. jessicalurie.com

Meet the DJ

Meet the Storytellers

Meet the Artists and Cultural Workers Who Helped Plan Mimouna

Sivan Battat: see above!

Tom Haviv is a writer, artist, and educator based in New York. Tom is the founder of Ayin Press, Ayin’s visual imprint, Somewhere, and Waxwing, an education lab, and is the author of Flag of No Nation, published by Jewish Currents, and Woven. tomhaviv.com, Instagram: tmhaviv, hamsaflag