Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

7-9 p.m. ET Saturday, April 9, 2022
Sahra: An Evening of Performance in Detroit

In-person at Spot Lite Detroit
2905 Beaufait Street
Detroit, MI 48207

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General admission: $25

UMS’s Arab World focus closes with Sahra, which is Arabic for “soiree” or “evening.” This event — held at a new performance and gallery space in Detroit — brings together three wildly different performances.

Please note: all attendees will be required to wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

Please note updated start time and program:

7 PM SET (seated)

Violinist and composer Mike Khoury and choreographer Leyya Tawil team up for a new work that, in its reference to the Palestinian-American experience, situates itself in both the legacy and future of the Arab avant-garde.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The artists have requested no late seating and the bar to be paused so as not to disrupt their performance.

8:15 PM SET (standing)

Kabareh Cheikhats pays tribute to Morocco’s most famous female traditional folk singers. With deep reverence and infectious flair, Kabareh Cheikhats sing, dance, and re-enact their powerful songs of love, rebellion, and fierce independence while reinventing traditions of drag and gender ambiguity.

This set is standing room only; chairs will be removed between sets. The bar will re-open during the pause and will remain open throughout.

Presented in partnership with UMS and with ARAB: A Real Arab Blueprint, an exhibition and programmatic series in Detroit that explores the experience of Arab creatives.

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  • April 9, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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