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Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:00 PM // Spot Lite

سهرة
Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

 

UMS’s Arab World focus closes with Sahra, which is Arabic for “soiree” or “evening.” This event — held at a new performance and gallery space in Detroit — brings together three wildly different performances.

Violinist and composer Mike Khoury and choreographer Leyya Tawil team up for a new work that, in its reference to the Palestinian-American experience, situates itself in both the legacy and future of the Arab avant-garde. The work is informed by the multi-generational conflict that has created new refugees out of the old refugee population.

Tammy Lakkis is an emerging vocalist, producer, and DJ well-known on Detroit dance floors for her eclectic, mostly vinyl sets that celebrate the coexistence of light, dark, and fun. Her liveelectronic musical production inhabits many worlds but finds its center in house, electro, and techno.

Kabareh Cheikhats pays tribute to Morocco’s most famous female traditional folk singers. Both adored and stigmatized, the cheikhats had an ambiguous position in society. With deep reverence and infectious flair, Kabareh Cheikhats sing, dance, and re-enact their powerful songs of love, rebellion, and fierce independence while reinventing traditions of drag and gender ambiguity.

Presented in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and with ARAB: A Real Arab Blueprint, an exhibition and programmatic series in Detroit that explores the experience of Arab creatives.

Sahra was originally scheduled on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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سهرة
Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

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$25 general admission (+ fees)
Student tickets available

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Buy Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

4/9/22 8:00 PM
Spot Lite

سهرة
Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

Buy Tickets
$25 general admission (+ fees)
Student tickets available
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UMS’s Arab World focus closes with Sahra, which is Arabic for “soiree” or “evening.” This event — held at a new performance and gallery space in Detroit — brings together three wildly different performances.

Violinist and composer Mike Khoury and choreographer Leyya Tawil team up for a new work that, in its reference to the Palestinian-American experience, situates itself in both the legacy and future of the Arab avant-garde. The work is informed by the multi-generational conflict that has created new refugees out of the old refugee population.

Tammy Lakkis is an emerging vocalist, producer, and DJ well-known on Detroit dance floors for her eclectic, mostly vinyl sets that celebrate the coexistence of light, dark, and fun. Her liveelectronic musical production inhabits many worlds but finds its center in house, electro, and techno.

Kabareh Cheikhats pays tribute to Morocco’s most famous female traditional folk singers. Both adored and stigmatized, the cheikhats had an ambiguous position in society. With deep reverence and infectious flair, Kabareh Cheikhats sing, dance, and re-enact their powerful songs of love, rebellion, and fierce independence while reinventing traditions of drag and gender ambiguity.

Presented in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and with ARAB: A Real Arab Blueprint, an exhibition and programmatic series in Detroit that explores the experience of Arab creatives.

Sahra was originally scheduled on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

BUY TICKETS

سهرة
Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

Spot Lite
$25 general admission (+ fees)
Student tickets available

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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