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Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Brooklyn, 100 Sutton St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

About the Event

Funoon is proud to present Tanfis return!

After the success of last year’s event, Remix ⟷ Culture returns with a new exploration of community-rooted music and stories, porting them to the contemporary through audio and visual remix. Once again led by the notion of tanfis, an Arabic word that translates to a cathartic liberation of the soul, this year’s iteration brings together a stellar collective of NY-based community-rooted musicians, storytellers, remix artists, and DJs from diaspora communities of Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

In September 2023, the artists embarked on a 3-month residency, taking place in various locations upstate NY and in NYC, where they will collaboratively document and remix their community-rooted music and stories in traditional and boundary-pushing ways. The culmination of this adventure will be a one-of-a-kind 3-hour live experience designed to take the audience on a "tanfis" journey, seamlessly harmonizing the traditional and the remix, acoustic and electronic, deep listening and dance, storytelling and trance, embroidery and video art. The evening will be a one-of-a-kind celebration of Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese, and Iraqi culture - one as indebted to the past as it is hurdling forward toward a new future with hope and strength. We are thrilled to premiere this magical experience.


Alber Baseel

Alia Haju

Eden Zane

Elina Arbo

Huda Asfour

Lina Barkawi

Michael Joseph Burdi

Mona Miari

Nahed Elrayes

Nezih Antakli

Omar Aena

Sami Abu Shumays

Zafer Tawil

and the artists of the Freedom Dabka Group

We value inclusion and access for all attendees and will be happy to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. Funoon is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. Please contact Danielle at to request an accommodation or discuss your needs.

This event is co-presented with ArteEast.


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    +$1.13 service fee
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