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Lost In Translation — Album Launch Party + Talkback with Omar Offendum & Thanks Joey

Omar Offendum, Rapper and Poet; Thanks Joey, Founder and CEO of Colours of the Culture, Artist
Thursday, September 24, 2020
8:00-9:30 PM
Off Campus Location
The Arab American National Museum is excited to host the launch party for new album Lost In Translation by Omar Offendum and Thanks Joey — tune in and jam out with us to live performance of the album by Omar and Joey + talkback!

This event if free with RSVP; $10 suggested donation.

RSVP for streaming link here:

Journey through the Syrian-Pacific with your own personal dragoman Omar Offendum, along with his partner-in-thyme Thanks Joey. This Shamreeki sonic saga is equal parts nostalgic and futuristic. Featuring samples from some iconic Syrian films, and a dizzying dose of Damascene bilingualism, Lost In Translation is a celebratory love-letter to this very merry and hairy Arabian way of life in the California Califate of Los Shamgeles.

Lyrics by Omar Offendum | Music by Thanks Joey

Sponsors: Arab American National Museum, Alif Institute Youth Board, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Qatar Foundation International, University of Michigan - Dearborn Center for Arab American Studies, University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Performance
Tags: arab american studies, center for middle eastern and north african studies, Middle East Studies, Music, Poetry
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, International Institute