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Bassam Saba and his New York Arabic Orchestra @ Symphony Space this coming Saturday!!!

Text by Jim Hoey

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre /Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990)
Tickets: $25; Members, Students, Seniors, Children $20; Day of Show $30 – buy tickets
Genre: Arabic tradtional music

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Just as protests around the Arabic world are gaining momentum and causing real change in nations like Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen, the internationally acclaimed New York Arabic Orchestra returns to Symphony Space for its annual winter event.

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A documentary film: Live From Tokyo – Tapping Into the Tokyo Music Underground!

Date: October 29, 2010
Venue: Asia Sociey (NY)
Presented by Asia Society and New York-Tokyo

Text by Jim Hoey   
 
What first caught my eye about the film Live From Tokyo was the mention of these obscure Japanese bands that most people I meet from Japan have never heard of: Kirihito, the Boredoms (or one of their side projects) or eX-girl. Float these names to your average Japanese visitor in New York and you get a blank stare or some polite response, just like if an American visits Tokyo and some crazed Japanese music-obsessive with a knowledge of enough English starts to ask questions about Lightning Bolt, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, the Minutemen, or Faith No More. The average guy on vacation is just like, “Sorry man, I don’t know those bands”. And if you meet someone who DOES, and YOU are the obsessive, you have an instant connection and end up in a long conversation about what’s new and on the way up, and you feel good exchanging information that has yet to permeate the further layers of the cultural experience elsewhere in the world.

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Doo-Bee-Doo-Bee-Doo……HaPPY nEw Yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

DooBeeDooBeeDoo’s chief and assistant editors perform a Happy New Year 2011 song for their dear readers. It is the first time they got together in such a way.

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Exclusive interview: Lo’Jo = French Yin/Yan

Date: June 18, 2010
Location: The Carlton Arms Hotel

Interviewed by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi & Jim Hoey

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