An Evening of Hip-hop & Arabic Poetry w/ Omar Offendum

Thu, August 16, 8:30 PM
Omar Offendum
Omar Offendum and Ronnie Malley
Omar Offendum in performance
Omar Offendum in performance with Ronnie Malley

Ticket Information

 

GENERAL ADMISSION
Tickets: 
$25

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Presented with Arab Film and Media Institute

IGNITE @ THE FORD!

From the jasmine tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani's Damascene homes to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes' Harlem Renaissance poems, Kennedy Center Citizen Artist (2018-2019) Omar Offendum - accompanied by oud (Middle Eastern lute) virtuoso Ronnie Malley, percussionists and a DJ – will deliver a one-of-a-kind performance that bridges the ancient oral and musical traditions of the Middle East and North Africa with contemporary hip-hop and spoken word. For this intimate event, audiences will be seated on the Ford stage with the artists.

This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

 

PARKING FOR THIS EVENT

For this intimate event - which can accomodate approximately 140 people - the off-site parking lot at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West is not available. Stacked parking is available on site and free shuttles will pick up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro stop. For more information, please go here or call 323.461.3673.

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