Ahhh Ya Mama – Last chance to get discount tix!
Join Tarab NYC as we host our first ever Halloween party, Queer Haflaween – Ahhh Ya Mama!. Discount tickets end at midnight tonight! All are welcome!
Who: YOU, and your friends in your best costumes*!
Where: Henrietta Hudson 438 Hudson St, New York, New York 10014
When: Monday, October 30th @ 8pm – ?
Why: Music by Tarab NYC’s resident DJ – Bashar Makhay, performances by Mark Balahadia Official, cash prize and giveaways for best costume. Arab, Middle Eastern and North African Music, Videos, Mingle, Network, Dance, Drinks and Fun!
Advance Tickets (must be purchased by 11:59pm October 29th):
$10 for members (Community and Allies Members – Just Login)
$15 for non-members
$20 at the door.
Note: Costumes depicting ethnic/racial groups or cultures worn by individuals not of that culture are not allowed.
Performances by Sultana
We are excited to share that Sultana will be performing at Queer Haflaween – Ahh Ya Mama! Sultana is our very own NYC based Middle Eastern Queen. She is known as the Queen of the Middle East Village and the Queen of Denial (Get it – the nile – 😉 She was born and raised in Cairo and is Palestinian and Jordanian. She has performed for over 20 years throughout NYC, including the world famous Lips!
We cant wait to see Sultana take the stage! Check out this WNYC interview with her!
Performances by Mark Balahadia
Mark Balahadia is an unique performer of Middle Eastern dances, based in the New York City Area. He has trained, taught and performed in the USA, Europe and the Middle East for over 14 years. His varied experience, along with his deep knowledge of Arabic dance, in particular, has given him the ability to perform these styles in a way that is authentic in feeling and technique.
On Arabic social media, he is known in Arabic as “Mark the American” (مارك الامريكي), where he has gone viral for his interpretation of Arabic dances, especially Iraqi and Khaliji styles. On Youtube, he has over 12 million views on his channel and counting.
Music by Bashar Makhay
Bashar Makhay is the founder, board member and resident DJ for Tarab NYC, NYC’s Queer Middle Eastern, North African and fabulous community organization! Bashar has been spinning for over a decade, spinning a mix of dabke, chobi, redh, chaabi, bandari, and other MENA beats mixed with pop, dance and booty beats. You may have heard Bashar mixing at one of the Tarab NYC mixers, banquets, Color Me Queer or at your cousins wedding. 😉 You can follow Bashar on twitter via @makhay and feel out his style on Soundcloud.