Alan Kushan


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May 5 2012


Musical Performance: Alan Kushan, santur

Sat, May 5, 2012 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alan Kushan has passed through multifarious phases of musical composition and performance ranging from focus on traditional Eastern music to fusions of Western Classical and Eastern mystical music to jazz and world as well as avant-garde styles on his self-made santur. He will continue to audaciously and earnestly experiment across cultural boundaries in this musical performance.

Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm

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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.



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