Join us for our last event of the year as we celebrate Eid ul Adha with a special presentation: "Muslims in the Arts."
Dubbed the "Norah Jones of the Middle East" by New York Time Out, Jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, The John F. Kennedy Center, LincolnCenter, MTV, Coke Studio and the Antena de Oro Awards.
To this date, Farah has toured the Middle East, Europe, India, Japan, South America and the United States, spreading the message of peace through her music and giving a voice to women and children around the world living in war and poverty. She currently leads an ethnically diverse quintet of "Arabian Flamenco Jazz" (Rolling Stone Magazine), embracing the music of the Middle East, Spain and the United States. Farah's releases include her album NOMAD (funded personally by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan), The Arabian Jazz Project (landing Farah to be chosen as one of New York's "Stars of Jazz") and her latest release, Dunya. Farah has shared the stage with India's most renowned composer, A.R.Rahman, performing Zariya live on MTV. Zariya hit #1 in the music charts in India and #3 in theMiddle East. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. To see more, please visit
Obaid Kadwani is an entrepreneur who wears many hats including producer, director, author, actor and charity activist. He is the head of It's OK Films and the author of the upcoming book, A Slice of Hope. He is the co-founder ofWorking Actor Studio, an acting school which is dedicated towards providing actors with quality, affordable training.
He is an actor and television personality seen by a million Americans every week as the host of Bollywood-focused TV shows for Namaste America. Obaid acts in Hindi (Bollywoodfilms) as well as American films and television. He has co-starred with Oscar winning actor Paul Sorvino in the filmPrice for Freedom (2015) and in the tv show Blacklist. He recently starred in the controversial film Cries of the Unborn,the opening film featured in the Hoboken International Film Festival (2016). He has also appeared in numerous print ads, corporate videos, and voiceovers.
Obaid is also a charity activist and the architect of the philanthropic annual event, also called A Slice of Hope. A Slice of Hope raises joy and optimism in America by throwing pizza parties with live music in homeless shelters throughout America. See more at: www.obaidkadwani.com,www.asliceofhope.org and www.workingactorstudio.com