Arab.AMP is a platform for experimental music and live art from the Arab diaspora and region; inclusive of work from related diasporas and indigenous communities.
Arab.AMP is curated and directed by Leyya Mona Tawil who has worked in the field of performance and music for over 20 years. Arab.AMP celebrates the plurality of Arab voices operating in futurism, the Avant Garde and transgressive forms.
Arab.AMP is nomadic, operating in partnership with venues inter/nationally. A program of DANCE ELIXIR 501c3, Arab.AMP produces tours, commissions and artistic gatherings for the community it serves.
We Place Ourselves; the social choreography of Arab Experimentalism
Essay by Leyya Tawil,
Detroit Research Journal - Vol. 2 (2016)
Tawil & Khoury discuss Arab Experimentalism
CEC Artslink Assembly (Dec 2018)
5 Questions/ Tawil interviews Dirar Kalash
Fusebox Festival's Written & Spoken (Nov 2018)
Tawil, Lime Rickey International, Arab Experimentalism - Interview with Trina Mannino
Dance Enthusiast (31 Oct 2018)
Press Kit for download.
Faster than Sound
by Rachel Rascoe
Austin Chronicle (12 Apr 2019)
Regarding Arab.AMP's cancelled tour for Dirar Kalash
Impressions: Lime Rickey International's Future Faith at Abrons Arts Center
by Erin Bomboy
Dance Enthusiast (14 Mar 2019)
Alone in the Wind: Mike Khoury at MoHA
by Christine Gwillim
Fusebox Festival 2019 Blog
Leyya Mona Tawil
ARAB.AMP Advisory Board/
DANCE ELIXIR Board of Directors/
TAC: Temescal Art Center / OAKLAND
Abrons Art Center / NYC
Spectrum / BROOKLYN
Fusebox Festival / AUSTIN
Entropy Stereo / DETROIT
Rhizome DC / WASHINGTON DC
Pieter Performance Space / LOS ANGELES
The Invisible Dog Art Center / BROOKLYN
Logo Design by Christopher Gazaleh
Arab.AMP is a program of DANCE ELIXIR 501c3 organization based in Oakland, California. DANCE ELIXIR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Investing in Tomorrow Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation NEW program.