Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu was born in Rajasthan, India. She has been painting for more than thirty years, since earning her degree in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India in 1974. Her work with continuous and lyrical line is influenced by her native culture and her residence after marriage in Iran and Kuwait before coming […]

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Avay-i-Janaan Poetry Slam

Avay-i-Janaan: A Poetry Slam Collective originating from Avay-i-Janaan, the echoes of the unseen. The members represent the journey of a human being into the heart and creation of the universe within themselves. Synchronizing with the rhythm and movement of Wisdom through the ages Avay-i-Janaan is a path where peace becomes each step, each breath, each beat of […]

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Yuval Ron Ensemble

Yuval Ron Ensemble: Yuval Ron is an internationally renowned World Music artist, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Graduating Cum Laude as a Film Scoring Major at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has continuously researched various ethnic musical traditions and spiritual paths worldwide. Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score […]

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Ali Akbar College of Music

Performing Artists of the Ali Akbar College of Music: The Ali Akbar College of Music offers education in the classical music of North India at the highest professional level. The primary instructors have studied with the internationally recognized sarode player, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, for many years and teach alongside our master of percussion, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. At the college, […]

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Emeryville Taiko

Emeryville Taiko: Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots. With origins in the religious ceremonies and folk festivals of Japan, it has experienced a worldwide renaissance that began in the 60s and continues to grow today.  Initially an offshoot of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Emeryville Taiko was formed by Susan Horn […]

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Aswat

Aswat: Bay Area Arabic Ensemble: Zawaya is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Area with the Arab arts. Zawaya means “aspects” or “corners”, suggesting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture. It was founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben […]

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Achi Ben Shalom

Achi Ben Shalom leads the band Adama, conducts Nigunim Community Folk Chorus and children Choruses, performs as a singer/guitarist, and is known in the community as an event organizer. Achi studied music in Tel Aviv, Israel and Event and Meeting Planning at San Francisco State University.

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Christine Tulis

Christine Tulis is a harpist, singer, award-winning composer, and multi-modality healing artist. She creates original music intended to deepen the awareness of our Divine Essence. Her songs feature spiritually uplifting lyrics inspired by the poetry of Rumi, other mystic saints and her inner experiences. Christine has played for two United Nations events, at Chartres Cathedral, […]

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Matthew Davis, PhD

Matthew Davis, PhD creates lessons about the inner journey of living in the natural world.  His home as a child moved around the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf with his parents who were teachers.  He has spent the last twelve years writing, and teaching composition, literature and critical (creative) thinking at many levels, from colleges, […]

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Saleh Arthur Kane Scott

Arthur Kane Scott: Retired Assistant Professor, History/Social Cultures Studies, Dominican University of California. Professor Scott is Program leader of Cultural Studies and teacher of history for seventeen years at DUOC. Specialty areas include Islam, Native American Studies and World History. He has authored five online courses for University of California, Berkeley Extension, on Islam, US […]

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