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Mahmoud Ahmed - The New Yorker
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An intense review of an intense album - tinymixtapes takes on Totem, White Suns’ latest. Join us at pioneerworks on August 23rd to hear this convention-crushing ensemble.
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Gillian Walsh, one of our 2014 artists-in-residence, has been nominated by the Bessies for their award in outstanding choreography. Congrats!
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Check out the controversial treatise by liturgy frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix that spurred many heated conversations, internet flame wars, and arguably birthed “Hipster Black Metal.” Liturgy’s rebirth is hosted by issueprojectroom, in our summer concert series at pioneerworks on August 23rd. They headline a bill that also includes Wreck and Reference, White Suns, and more TBA.
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Distributed Objects: Sabisha Friedberg & Sergei Tcherepnin
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dynamicafrica:

ISSUE Project Room & Pioneer Works Present:  Mahmoud Ahmed. 
One of Africa’s leading musicians and a pioneer of theEthiopian music scene during its ‘golden age’ in the 60s-80s, Mahmoud Ahmed’s career has enjoyed longevity due to his blend of classic Ethiopian folk music styles with soul, jazz & funk, and of course the distinct and unbelievable talent embedded in his beautiful multi-octave voice.
Now, thanks to ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Mahmoud Ahmed will be performing live in Red Hook, Brooklyn—his first New York performance since 2011.
Additional supporting acts will be announced soon for this indoor/outdoor event, which opens ISSUE Project Room’s summer concert series in collaboration with Pioneer Works.
Listen to Mahmoud Ahmed sing ‘Yeshi Hargetu’.
Saturday July 26th (3-8pm) 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn
dynamicafrica:

ISSUE Project Room & Pioneer Works Present:  Mahmoud Ahmed. 
One of Africa’s leading musicians and a pioneer of theEthiopian music scene during its ‘golden age’ in the 60s-80s, Mahmoud Ahmed’s career has enjoyed longevity due to his blend of classic Ethiopian folk music styles with soul, jazz & funk, and of course the distinct and unbelievable talent embedded in his beautiful multi-octave voice.
Now, thanks to ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Mahmoud Ahmed will be performing live in Red Hook, Brooklyn—his first New York performance since 2011.
Additional supporting acts will be announced soon for this indoor/outdoor event, which opens ISSUE Project Room’s summer concert series in collaboration with Pioneer Works.
Listen to Mahmoud Ahmed sing ‘Yeshi Hargetu’.
Saturday July 26th (3-8pm) 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn
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Join us for the opening of ISSUE Project Room & Pioneer Works Summer Concert Series, Saturday July 26th with:
Mahmoud Ahmed * Trio X (Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen) ** Andrew Barker, Charles Waters, Daniel Carter trio *** Soldier / Kane 
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/mahmoud-ahmed 
Poster by Gretta Johnson
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There’s not much information on Mahmoud Ahmed on the English-language internet - so when a superfan compiles exhaustive timelines and discographies in glorious HTML, we take notice. Click through the photo for some exhaustive research on Mahmoud, and prepare to see him live at pioneerworks on July 26th!