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Community Outreach

Calendar of Significant Performances and Educational Presentations
Most Recent to Date of Incorporation:  October 25, 1995


2010
 
July 2 Middlebury Language School - Mills College Oakland, CA
June 13 Spring Concert - Huntington Beach Central Library w/ Jamil Samouh
May 1 Orphan Whispers, Iraqi Orphans fundraiser
April 24 Earth Day & Family Arts Festival - Pasadena
April 18 Kan Zaman Takht w/ Gorillaz at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 17 Aim High "Week of the Young Child" celebration - Pasadena

 
 

2009
 
November 21 Fall Concert - Armory Arts Center w/ Saadoun Al-Bayati
October 21 Middle Eastern Cultural Advocacy class at the Claremont Colleges
October 9 Art Night Pasadena/ Armory Arts Center
July 29 Lark Music Camp Music classes, Mendocino
April 25 Earth Day & Family Arts Festival - Pasadena
March 13 Art Night Pasadena/ Armory Arts Center

 
 

2008
 
October 10 Art Night Pasadena/ Armory Arts Center
April 26 Earth Day & Family Arts Festival - Pasadena
March 14 Art Night Pasadena/ Armory Arts Center

 
 

2007
 
July 27 Lark Music Camp Music classes, Mendocino
May 26 Spring Concert - Huntington Beach Central Library
April 28 Intercultural Festival of Arts / Patterson Museum - Claremont
April 20 Students for Middle Eastern Cultural Advocacy at the Claremont Colleges
March 27 Western Justice Foundation Center, Pasadena
March 23 World Music Class at CSUN Professor Ric Alviso
March 9 Art Night Pasadena / Armory Arts Center
March 3 Concert at Cal Poly San Louis Obispo - Prof. Ken Habib
January 16 World Music / UCLA - Dr. Kathleen Hood

 
 


2006

 
December 9 Fall Concert - The Los Angeles Baha'i Center
November 28 World Music Class / Cal State LB - Prof. Ray Briggs
September 9 Art Night Pasadena / Armory Arts Center
August 5 Casper Folk Festival / Casper Northern California
July 29 Lark Music Camp Music classes, Mendocino
July 22 Spring Concert / Barnsdall Arts Center
May 6 "The Press" with Emad Jabra Ensemble
April 14 Students for Middle Eastern Cultural Advocacy at the Claremont Colleges
March 25 Earth Day & Family Arts Festival - Pasadena
March 10 Art Night Pasadena Performance at the Armory Center for the Arts
March 2 Little Bridges Concert at Pomona College, Claremont, Prof. Ken Habib

 
 

2005
 
December 2 UCSB Middle East Ensemble, Wael Kakish Acting Director
November 18 AFSC Craft Sale Day, Pasadena
November 11 Western Justice Foundation Center, Pasadena
October 17 Cal State Domingo's Hills, Prof. Jonathon Grasse
October 7 "ArtNight Pasadena" performance at the Armory, Pasadena
October 2 Los Angeles County Museum of Arts with Hala Dance, LA
October 1 Sacred Music Performance at Occidental College, Eagle Rock
September 29 Pasadena City College music presentation, Pasadena
August 28 Kan Zaman Takht concert at the Folly Bowl, Altadena
July 29 Lark Music Camp Oud class begins, Mendocino
June 4 Arabic music presentation at Adelphia cable TV, Monrovia
April 16 Oud workshop at Donavan's studio, Eagle Rock
March 17 AFSC "Eyes Wide Open" event at the Memorial Park, Pasadena
March 12 International Medical Organization, EMERGENCY, Santa Monica
February 28 World Music Class at Cal Arts, Prof. Wanda Bryant, Valencia
February 05 Kan Zaman Concert at Town Hall - Seattle, Washington
February 3 "Songs for the Tsunami" fundraising concert, West LA
January 27 World Music Class, Pomona Colleges, Prof. Kathleen Hood, Claremont

 
 

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November 20 AFSC event for Peace, Pasadena
November 16 Monlux Elementary School, children's assembly - Mr. Jim Sullivan
September 25 Kan Zaman Concert at Lake Ave. Church sponsored by MAP
August 15 Kan Zaman Fall Concert at Barnsdall Arts Center
July 2 Performance for the Druze Society annual conference, San Diego
May 4 Takht performance at the Eagle Rock Arts Center
April 24 Jackie Robinson Park, Pasadena
January 26 Arcadia School Assembly

 
 

2003
 
December 2 Kan Zaman Fall Concert at Barnsdall Arts Center
August 15 Levitt Pavilion Concert at Pasadena Memorial Park 
April 15  AFSC Craft Day, Pasadena
March 1  Spring Concert at Glendale Community College
January 25 Concert and pre-concert presentation at UC Santa Barbara
 
 

2002
 
December 4  Chandler School assembly (2nd, 3rd and 4th grades), Pasadena  
October 27        Family Day - Los Angeles County Museum of Arts
June 2 Spring Concert at Los Angeles Theater Center in Downtown
May 13  Special Education Class - Orange
April 15  World Music Class at Cal Arts- Valencia  
March 17  World Music Class at Pasadena City College
February 12 Sound of LA - The J. P. Getty museum
January 24  Los Angeles Board of Education  Cerritos

 
 

2001
 
June 30 "Songs of Sayyid Darwish" / Huntington Beach Central Library
June 27 Concert for American Druze Society - Costa Mesa
May 22  Educational Presentation - Cal Poly Pomona World Music Class
May 15 Educational Presentation - Cal Poly Pomona World Music Class
May 12 "Songs of Sayyid Darwish" / Fairfax High School , Los Angeles
April 7  LACAD Grant Workshop -" Percussion" - McGroarty Arts Center
March 31  LACAD Grant Workshop - "Instrumental" - McGroarty Arts Center

 
 

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November 18  Concert sponsored by Holy Cross Church , Placentia
November 11      "Fall Concert" - Los Angeles Theatre Center , Los Angeles
September 23 LACAD Grant Percussion Workshop - Ritchie Valens Cultural Center, Pacoima
 July 22  Concert sponsored by St. Anne Church, North Hollywood
July 8 "Thank You" Concert - American Druze Society - Eagle Rock
May 27 Concert sponsored by Arab Student Association - Cal Poly, Pomona
April 9 LACAD Grant Instrumental Workshop - McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga
February 26 Sangeet Benefit Concert – Frank Romero Studio
February 12 Concert at Royce Hall, UCLA

 
 


1999

 
November 24      Takht Presentation - AAPG, Glendora
November 13 Fall Concert - Occidental College , Eagle Rock
October 21 Concert "Folk and Love Songs" - CSUN, Northridge  
October 14 "Sacred Music Festival" - Baha'i Center, Los Angeles LACAD Gran
   


1998

 
December 6       "Fall Concert" - USC, Los Angeles
November 7 Concert sponsored by Holy Cross Church, Placentia
August 13 Takht Presentation - Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
June 20 "Spring Concert" - Cal Tech, Pasadena
May 20 Takht Educational Presentation - World Music Class, Cal Poly Pomona
May 12 Takht Educational Presentation - Middle Eastern Music Class, Cal Poly Pomona
April 18 -19 Long Beach International Festival of Friendship - Long Beach

January 17

Tribute Concert for Umm Kulthum - "A Voice like Egypt " - USC, Los Angeles

 
 

1997
 
December 28 Concert - Pasadena City College , Pasadena
November 22 "Fall Concert" - Wadsworth Theater - Los Angeles
November 14 Tribute Presentation for "A Voice like Egypt " showing - Beverly Hills
October 26 Concert Sponsored by Arab Cultural Center, San Francisco
October 25 Concert Sponsored by the Sacramento Association of Arab Americans, Sacramento
October 18   "Thank You" Concert - American Druze Society - Eagle Rock
September 28 Concert Sponsored by Syrian American Arab Association, La Mirada
September 11 KWHY-TV - Chanel 22 Spanish Children's Program on Egypt, Los Angeles
July 25 Takht Music -World Pageant - Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Los Angeles
May 3 Spring Concert at USC, Los Angeles
April 26 "Thank You" Concert - American Druze Society - Eagle Rock  
April 20 Concert Sponsored by Ethnomusicology Dept, UCSB, Santa Barbara
April 5 Concert Sponsored by Arab Student Association - UCI, Irvine
March 9 "Middle Eastern and Morocco Music - McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga
March 5 Takht Presentation - Los Angeles City College Cultural Week, Los Angeles
February 20 Concert for Arab-America Press Guild Poetry Festival, Druze Center, Eagle Rock
        

1996
 
September 28 "Fall Concert" - Cal Poly, Pomona
September 22 Concert sponsored by Arab Cultural Center , San Francisco
July 13 Concert sponsored by Bir Zeit Society, Anaheim
May 12 Concert sponsored by Arab Student Association, UCI, Irvine
May 10 Concert sponsored by Ethnomusicology Dept, UCSB, Santa Barbara
May 4 Spring Concert - Caltech, Pasadena
April 14 KZ Takht and Lecture Presentation - American Society of Friends Gallery
April 13 Ensemble performance with AVAZ International Dance, CSLA, Los Angeles
April 9 Concert sponsored by Arab Student Association, UCFullerton, Fullerton
March 30 Documentary Video Taping - Cable Vision Industries, Chatsworth
March 6 Takht Presentation - Los Angeles City College Cultural Week, Los Angeles
January 18 Takht Presentation - Arab-American Press Guild Poetry Festival, Burbank

 
 

1995
 
 December 2  "Music from the Heritage of the Arab World" - USC, Los Angeles
June 24 Concert sponsored by Arab Student Association at UCIrvine, Irvine

May 18

Spring Concert at the Druze Cultural Center in Eagle Rock  

 

     An important part of the Kan Zaman mission is to educate the public regarding traditional Arabic music.
     The ensemble volunteers were able to carry out this activity on several occasions these last few years

     A takht from Kan Zaman was invited to Cal State University, Pomona to present Arabic music to students of two music
     department classes: World Music Appreciation led by Dr. Philip Clarke and Music of the Middle East led by Wael Kakish.
     Our musicians were asked to demonstrate their instruments and to perform traditional pieces. Time was available after the
     performance to answer the students' questions. (See the related article about the
takht.)

     Kan Zaman Ensemble members supported the International Friendship Festival  in Long Beach on April 18th and 19th.
     This free concert presented music, dance, food and culture from many ethnicities that make up the Los Angeles area.
     We were privileged to present 20 minutes of our music and to also accompany legendary Lebanese singer Sabah.
     Our group was included in the finale presentation of "One Planet, One People", a song written by Michael Sembello.

     For more information, request a performance or to be added to our mailing list for
     future events, please contact Kan Zaman at: 
(626) 720-4511
 


Kan Zaman
P.O. Box 661551
Arcadia, CA 91066-1551
(626) 720-4511
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