Ameen Mokdad’s the Curve Tour

Event time: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:02pm
Pauli Murray College (MY) See map
130 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Ameen Mokdad, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and Quatro Puntos Ensemble
Event description: 

Benjamin Franklin College is hosting a College Tea on May 3 from 4-6pm at Lighten Theater. The event will feature Iraqi composer and instrumentalist Ameen Mokdad, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, and the Hartford-based Cuatro Puntos Ensemble. Together they will be performing “The Curve Tour”.
Ameen was trapped in hiding by ISIS for nearly two years in his hometown of Mosul. During that time, he wrote an extraordinary repertoire of powerfully emotional music that traverses the range of emotions: fear, defeat, hope and rebirth.
The performance of Ameen’s music accompanied with dance, his poetry and the dialogue of his experience will demonstrate just how powerful the arts can be used as acts of resistance to tyranny and a mode for healing. You can listen to Ameen’s composition on Spotify and Apple Music.

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