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TICKET INFORMATION
Little Syria
“a natural MC—charismatic and commanding”
—The Los Angeles Times
May 19—May 21, 2022
Omar Offendum’s Little Syria
Music

Omar Offendum’s Little Syria
Joined by Oud virtuoso Ronnie Malley and music producer Thanks Joey
Directed by Josiah Davis

 
Omar Offendum's viral 2011 song #Jan25, inspired by the Arab Spring uprising, established the Syrian-American MC-poet on the global stage. Now he comes to BAM with this jewel of a show set in a Lower Manhattan neighborhood once known as Little Syria (1880—1940). Just south of the current World Trade Center, this vibrant cultural hub for New York’s Middle Eastern immigrants was home to artists and intellectuals including Kahlil Gibran. Against this backdrop, Offendum’s genre-bridging performance—spanning hip-hop, Arabic instrumentation, and ḥakawātī oral storytelling traditions of the Levant—imagines early 20th-century life in the heart of this Arab-American community. In this historical retelling of an under-told story, Offendum draws an audience attuned to stories of immigration, xenophobia, and the ever-evolving “American dream.”

ON SALE DATES
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Tue Jan 25
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Wed Jan 26
General Public
 
 
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TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $35
BAM Members receive 20% off through Apr 15. No promo code needed.
All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.