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July 27th Jumma'a w/Jessika Kenney - The Women's Mosque of America

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Date(s) - 07/27/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles

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The Women's Mosque of America


LOS ANGELES, CA

Salaam everyone,

Please join us for our next jumma’a on Friday, July 27th @ 1pm at our location in Koreatown with khateebah Jessika Kenney!Please RSVP early for yourself and for free babysitting today at the “Register” button above.

*PARKING INSTRUCTIONS*: There is a small lot on the corner of 8th Street and Westmoreland (no double-parking allowed). There is also an underground lot for our use (entrance on 8th Street between the Unitarian Universalist Church and the YMCA building at 2914 8th Street). Ask our security guard to buzz you into the underground lot and walk back up the ramp to 8th Street. (No double parking allowed.) Additionally, 1 and 2 hour free street parking and metered parking are also available — please be sure to read all the signs.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 27th insha’Allah!

With Love and Gratitude,

The Women’s Mosque of America Team

Khateebah Bio:

Jessika Kenney is a vocalist, composer/improviser, and teacher. Jessika’s singing can be heard on Ideologic Organ, Black Truffle, Weyrd Son, SIGE, Present Sounds, and other labels. She performs regularly with writers/scholars Red Pine (Bill Porter), Fatemeh Keshavarz, and Anne Carson. At international festivals, Jessika has performed her own compositions as well as music of Annea Lockwood, Hossein Omoumi, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, and others. In 2015, her LP “ATRIA” (based on writings attributed to Sunan Kalijaga, who brought Islam to Java in the 15th century CE) was released alongside a sound, calligraphic score, sculpture, and video installation filling five rooms at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Jessika taught from 2007-2015 at her alma mater, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She has studied sindhenan with many great musicians of Javanese gamelan in and outside Indonesia, particularly the late, great pesindhen Nyi Supadmi (d. 2015). She has studied Persian radifs with Ostad Hossein Omoumi (UC Irvine) since 2004. Kenney received the 2014 James Ray Distinguished Artist Award, and for collaborations with her husband Eyvind Kang, the 2015 Stranger Genius Award. She is VoiceArts faculty at California Institute of the Arts and lives in Pasadena, CA.

In 1997, Jessika had her first masjid experience in the Kauman neighborhood of Surakarta, Central Java, and she has been involved in Islamic and Sufi culture ever since.

Salaam everyone,

Please join us for our next jumma’a on Friday, July 27th @ 1pm at our location in Koreatown with khateebah Jessika Kenney!Please RSVP early for yourself and for free babysitting today at the “Register” button above.

*PARKING INSTRUCTIONS*: There is a small lot on the corner of 8th Street and Westmoreland (no double-parking allowed). There is also an underground lot for our use (entrance on 8th Street between the Unitarian Universalist Church and the YMCA building at 2914 8th Street). Ask our security guard to buzz you into the underground lot and walk back up the ramp to 8th Street. (No double parking allowed.) Additionally, 1 and 2 hour free street parking and metered parking are also available — please be sure to read all the signs.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 27th insha’Allah!

With Love and Gratitude,

The Women’s Mosque of America Team

Khateebah Bio:

Jessika Kenney is a vocalist, composer/improviser, and teacher. Jessika’s singing can be heard on Ideologic Organ, Black Truffle, Weyrd Son, SIGE, Present Sounds, and other labels. She performs regularly with writers/scholars Red Pine (Bill Porter), Fatemeh Keshavarz, and Anne Carson. At international festivals, Jessika has performed her own compositions as well as music of Annea Lockwood, Hossein Omoumi, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, and others. In 2015, her LP “ATRIA” (based on writings attributed to Sunan Kalijaga, who brought Islam to Java in the 15th century CE) was released alongside a sound, calligraphic score, sculpture, and video installation filling five rooms at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Jessika taught from 2007-2015 at her alma mater, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She has studied sindhenan with many great musicians of Javanese gamelan in and outside Indonesia, particularly the late, great pesindhen Nyi Supadmi (d. 2015). She has studied Persian radifs with Ostad Hossein Omoumi (UC Irvine) since 2004. Kenney received the 2014 James Ray Distinguished Artist Award, and for collaborations with her husband Eyvind Kang, the 2015 Stranger Genius Award. She is VoiceArts faculty at California Institute of the Arts and lives in Pasadena, CA.

In 1997, Jessika had her first masjid experience in the Kauman neighborhood of Surakarta, Central Java, and she has been involved in Islamic and Sufi culture ever since.

 

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