MDC Live Arts announces its 2017-2018 Season

Sat 4 Nov, 2017 - Thu 31 May, 2018

Miami’s most eclectic performing arts series

extraordinary programs—unforgettable experiences

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes from the Muslim World is a season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)’s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

 

WATCH SEASON VIDEO HERE!

 

THE SACHAL ENSEMBLE
Song of Lahore
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8pm | Olympia Theater

A Pakistani jazz ensemble—whose journey has taken them from obsolescence to international acclaim—play iconic jazz standards and Pakistani folk songs.

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TANIA EL KHOURY
Gardens Speak & As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
Wed-Sat, December 6-9, 2017 | various times and locations

During Miami Art Week, internationally acclaimed live artist Tania El Khoury (London/ Beirut) implements two immersive and challenging performance- installations that give voice to stories otherwise buried or silenced.

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SAHBA MOTALLEBI

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8pm| North Beach Bandshell

Iranian virtuoso of the tar and setar, and an ambassador of classical Persian music in the U.S.

Co-presented with
Rhythm Foundation as part of the Axis of Love series
CIE. HERVE KOUBI
What the Day Owes to the Night
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8pm | Olympia Theater

A breathtaking all-male contemporary dance ensemble, whose members hail from Algeria and Burkina Faso.

Co-presented with Olympia Theater

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AMIR ELSAFFAR
Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8pm | North Beach Bandshell

A master trumpeter “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music without doing either harm” –the Wire

Co-presented with Rhythm Foundation as part of the Axis of Love series

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HIP HOPPA LOCKA

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8pm | The Arc

Muslim Hip Hop Night in Opa-locka!

Presented in partnership with the Opa Locka Development Corporation

FREE.

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INNOV GNAWA
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8pm | North Beach Bandshell

A young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s gnawa music tradition.

Co-presented with Rhythm Foundation as part of the Axis of Love series

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THE COMBAT HIPPIES
AMAL
Coming in May 2018 | MDC Live Arts Lab

Showcase of a work-in-progress theater/spoken word piece about the effects of war on both U.S. combat veterans and Middle Eastern refugees.

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LAYALI AL-ANDALUS
OJALÁ/INSHALLAH SEASON CLOSING GALA
Saturday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm | Olympia Theater

In a nod to Moorish Spain and cross-cultural connections, Arab Classical music meets flamenco in an enchanting evening featuring the National Arab Orchestra and special guests.

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EXPAND THE OJALA/ INSHALLAH EXPERIENCE

Check our website and facebook page for more Ojalá/Inshallah related events from our Cultural and Community Partners, including Miami Film Festival, Miami Book Fair, Air Dance Conference, the Islam Today panel discussion series and more! The first event this Sunday, Oct 1 from 3-5pm: an Education Lecture & Panel Discussion WHAT IS SHARIA? presented by the Muslim Communities Association of South Florida at the FIU Law School, Room RDB 1100. Free and Open to the Pubic. More Info…

FOOTNOTE

Due to Hurricane Irma and related efforts, our Opening Gala has become a Closing Gala instead!
Please note the new date is Saturday, May 12 at 8pm.

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MDC Live Arts
300 NE Second Avenue Suite 5512
Miami FL 33132
305.237.3010
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