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ArteEast Spring Benefit


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:30 PM
Postmasters Gallery

54 Franklin Street, New York, NY

Join us for a festive evening of mezze and drinks and live music!
Featuring a special performance by Nadah El Shazly and the New York debut of Noma Omran  



Omar Berrada
Nathaniel Bowditch and Eden Unger Bowditch
Lena Diab
Angela Edens
Hisham and Ola El-Khazindar
Hazem and Liz Gamal
Naila Farouky
Samar Maziad
Alexandre and Ellen Shehata

A special online auction hosted by Paddle8 will be open for bidding May 7 – May 23 Artists featured include*:

Rashwan Abdelbaki
Ibrahim Ahmed
Shayma Aziz
Khaled Barakeh
Judith Barry
Nidhal Chamekh
Dahlia Elsayed
Samah Hijawi
Barry Iverson
Nina Katchadourian
Bouchra Khalili
Ibrahim Khattab
Huda Lutfi
Maha Maamoun
Ahmed Morsi
Hamdy Reda
Jayce Salloum
Massinissa Selmani
Wael Shawky
Inas al Soqi
Khaled Takreti
Nihad al Turk
Sarp Kerem Yavuz
Shabnam Yousefian

*Lists in formation

Nadah El Shazly is a singer and composer living and working in Cairo. She released her critically acclaimed debut album AHWAR in Nov 2017 via Nawa Recordings. Backing up her release with extensive worldwide touring through a solo set and a four-piece band, El Shazly has been featured in local and international festivals including Le Guess Who?, REWIRE, Best Kept Secret, Supersonic and many more. She continues to compose for film and visual art.

Two years in the making, Ahwar was composed, written and produced by El Shazly herself in collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi on co-composition and arrangement duties. The album was crafted across two continents, between Canada and Egypt, and features the best of Montreal’s contemporary-classical and improvised music scene, most of whom are members of Shalabi’s Land of Kush.

Noma Omran is a Syrian opera singer who graduated from the Damascus Conservatory in 1997 and the Janacek Academy of Brno (1999-2001). Noma is regarded as one of the greatest musical specialists today in the eastern Aramaic, Syriac and old Syrian maqâm.

Noma was the first female singer to revive the sacred ritual of Zen at the Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, with Stomu Yamashta, She has appeared at a number of acclaimed theater stages and festivals of sacred music: Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Opéra de Lille ,Bozar, the Opera de La Monnaie, Brussels,The Acropolis Greece, the Royal Northern College – Manchester England, Fez festival of Sacred Music, Morocco.

As an actress-singer, Noma has performed Violetta in the Verdi Opera “Traviata” at the Brno national Theater -Czech Republic. She played “Ishtar” and composed the music of “Gilgamesh” under the direction of Ariane Mnouchkine for the Theater of the Sun Paris.

She is also the musical composer of the film “Silvered Water,” by Director Ossama Mohammed, (Cannes Film Festival 2014).


For more information on joining our Benefit Host Committee please contact:

ArteEast is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code


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