Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm
Thursday, December 1, 2005
New York City, at Merkin Concert Hall
The New York premiere of Tabligh, a cross-cultural collaborative work composed by Wadada Leo Smith and Alan Kushan. Integrating American improvisational music, Persian classical music and poetry with the Sufi devotional practice of zikr central to the work, the performance will feature Smith's Golden Quartet with Smith (trumpet), Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), Vijay Iyer (piano) and John Lindberg (bass); and Kushan’s Rumi’s Disciple with Kushan (santur, voice), Amir Koushkani (tar, sitar, voice) and Saam (tonbak, daff). Commissioned in part by the Islamic World Arts Initiative/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28, 2005 Chicago, Middle Eastern Crossroads Festival With Pharoah's Daughter and Alan Kushan in an open festival for the City of Chicago, a Middle Eastern bazaar showcasing the instrumental and vocal music, dance, visual and cluinary art and literature from the Middle East and North Africa, engaging people of all ages to experience a taste of the region through its art.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
New York City
Queen's Dominion - Basya's instrumental project with Alan Kushan and Meg Okura at: Knitting Factory Tap Bar
Thursday, June 9, 2005
Washington DC Jewish Music Festival
Children: Persian-Jewish Culture in Music & Dance Concert: Queens Dominion. National Geographic, Gilbert H. Grosevnor Auditorium
Saturday, June 4, 2005 Berlin, Germany World Premiere of Sussan Deyhim and Mad Man of God's Thrilling. Featuring: Richard Horowitz, Will Calhoun, Karsh Kale, Dawn Avery and Alan Kushan, at house of World Cultures
Friday, April 29, 2005 Stanford University - Middle East Music Series A Middle East Collection, SUL-AIR at Bechtel International Center
Saturday, April 2, 2005 Santa Barbara, CA - Benefit Concert for Tsunami Disaster Victim: An Evening with Alan Kushan Cosposored by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, aAt Presidio Chapel, Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, March 12, 2005 Santa Barbara, CA - An Exciting Evening of Mystical Music, by Alan Kushan, with Mark Deutsch and Jaron Lanier Trinity Episcopal Church of Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, February 18, 2005 Oakland, CA - Freedom Concert, A Live Persian-Beat A musical performance by Alan Kushan and his friends geared towards generating awareness and outrage from the century long human rights violations, historical suppression of the minority, political oppression & social hardships.
Saturday, January 29, 2005 San Jose, CA - An Evening of Traveling Beyond Time and Space, A Unique Performance by Alan Kushan At the Pines, North Park, San Jose Californai.
Sunday, November 14, 2004 UC Berkeley - The Bird of Fairy Tale, A World Music Concert At Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 25, 2003
New York - Exoterica 2nd annual WORD Festival
Exoterica is proud to announce an evening with Robert Bly, Alan Kushan, John Hammond and others at the 2nd annual WORD Festival on October 25th at 7 p.m. at the Lovinger Theater on the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx.