Alwan Hosts Arabic Melodies

Yips Chinese buffet used to be the best part of Manhattan’s Beaver St. Thanks to New Sounds from the Arab Lands, Yips has found a competitor in The Alwan Center for the Arts. Last Sunday, Alwan for the Arts hosted the musical group that is New Sounds from the Arab Lands. Comprised of five extremely talented…

Khaled Dajani: NYC’s Music Melting Pot

Alternative world fusion. That’s right, it’s a genre. And Palestinian musician Khaled Dajani fits right into, if not defines it entirely. With his first guitar around age 11, Dajani popped his songwriter cherry with the obligatory Nirvana-esque songs characteristic of a teen metalhead planting his roots in the music soil. Years later, he has created a perfect blend of…