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Salon Algerien: Exploring Algeria!

  • The Markaz Arts Center 5998 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, California 90035

The Markaz welcomes you back on Sat., Mar 19, 2016, 7:30 pm to its new series of social salons or tertulias (Spanish for literary-social gathering) to celebrate Algeria today and yesterday. The "Salon Algerien" takes place in a comfortable artistic setting, and is the third in a regular monthly series (next up, Syria, April 2nd!). The music, culture & cuisine of Algeria, with Chaba Fella Oudane, includes a light Algerian dinner catered by Nadia Bousmal, cosponsored by the Algerian American Association of Southern California and Dr. Hamoud Salhi of Cal State Dominguez Hills.

You needn't necessarily be Algerian—indeed, everyone's welcome and the conversation is open. Personal stories, professional experiences and thoughtful opinions are welcome, as are poems, short (short) stories, and brief discussion of recent books, movies and music.

Please note, 7:30 pm doors open for a meet-and-greet and light dinner, the program begins at 8:30 pm. This salon's very special guests are raï master Chaba Fella Oudane and her accompanist, with Alfred Madain on percussion and vocals.

When you reserve in advance, general admission including light dinner is $20, Markaz members $10 ($25 at the door).