Music at BAM: Omar Offendum’s Little Syria
Date(s) - 05/19/2022 - 05/21/2022
BAM Richard B. Fisher
Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Part of Music at BAM, a programming series curated by poet Hanif Abdurraqib.
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 the Lower Manhattan neighborhood once known as Little Syria (1880—1940).