apexart :: Ala' Diab Performance :: Open Sesame

PUBLIC PROGRAM

HOMELAND ALAKAZAM


In conjunction with the exhibition Open Sesame, organized by Ola El Khalidi.


Tuesday, February 26: 6:30 pm

Performer Ala' Diab presents a story-telling, accordion-playing account of his life before he left Kuwait.



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22 years on, the memory of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait tends to either fade completely or be replaced with new stories about what transpired. The presenter Ala' Diab relates his own personal account of his life in Kuwait through storytelling and musical performance.

Ala' Diab is a designer of games and interactive experiences. Music had always been an important part of his life in Kuwait. Growing up he was heavily involved in school music bands and composed music on his own. Using his favorite instrument of that era, the accordion, Diab will discuss how music affected his childhood in Kuwait and will perform pieces connected to the memory of his time there.




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Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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