ECA Teen Night: Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

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Partner Organization

Edmonds Center for the Arts

Location

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020

Teens, their families, and friends are invited to ECA's 1st ever TEEN NIGHT, in connection with their performance of Niyaz featuring Azam Ali! Niyaz has been hailed by The Huffington Post as "an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music," and has created a 21st-century global trance tradition.

They'll be celebrating TEEN NIGHT with complimentary snacks/drinks for teens and their guests, a pre-show talk by the artists on "Feminism in the East," and the performance -- all for $5 for TeenTix members!

RSVP to TEEN NIGHT by contacting Gillian Jones, Director of Programming, at [email protected] or 425.275.9483. Tickets to the performance may be purchased in advance through the ECA Box Office at 425.275.9595, or in-person the day of the show.

Schedule
6:00-6:30 pm
Pre-Show Talk: "Feminism in the East" (see full description below)

6:30-7:30 pm
Free reception for teens and their guests

7:30-9:30 pm
ECA Presents: Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

Pre-Show Talk: "Feminism in the East"
Azam Ali and Niyaz will discuss gender inequality, the growing feminist movement in the East, and how that relates to the global feminist movement. Since the role of women in society is mostly depicted through the lens of Western norms, women in the East are perceived as weak and oppressed victims. This conversation is aimed at exploring the gulf between the Western and Eastern definition of female liberation when examined within the proper context of history, geography, and cultural traditions. It will shine a light on some of the iconic women of the East in both history and today's world, who have made huge strides in helping reshape the role of women in a modern Eastern society by challenging the patriarchal interpretation of religion that fosters gender inequality.

Special thanks to the Hazel Miller Foundation, Edmonds Arts Commission and The Boeing Company for their generous support of ECA's TEEN NIGHT!

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Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st-century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending POETRY and FOLK SONGS from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and STATE-OF-THE-ART modern electronics. Niyaz will perform with an electric/acoustic quintet and feature a classically-trained whirling dervish.

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