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Past Dates

  • September 29, 2012
  • Muslim American Idol
    Muslim American Idol (Women only)
    Walnut, CA
  • 6-10 pm
  • $35
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  • I am honored to be a judge for this Muslim American Idol!

    Join us for a night of fun fun fun and plenty of surprises including 3 special guest judges, our performers and their talents, as well as our special guest band performance! To participate as an artist, contact:

  • September 25, 2012
  • Kol Nidre
    Musicians’ Union Hall in Hollywood
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • 7:30 pm
  • $35
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  • Every year I sing lead in a Jewish choir for their Yom Kipur celebrations. The song we sing is called Peace Salaam Shalom. The Sholem community is progressive and secular based in Los Angeles.

  • September 24, 2012
  • Big Queer Convo
    L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
    Los Angeles, California
    (323) 860-7325
  • 8:00 pm
  • free
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  • A public event called Big Queer Convo in which we invite a small panel of experts to discuss a certain topic in the 200 seat Renberg Theatre at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood.
    The Center is hosting a Big Queer Convo on Islam and Homosexuality. DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu from Berlin is confirmed for this event ( happens to be both a Lesbian and a Muslim.

    I will be participating as a married woman, co-founder of Muslims for Progressive Values and as a musician, and with DJ Ipek to create lively and intriguing conversation on the subject.

  • September 8, 2012
  • Honoring Women's Rights Conference
    National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main Street
    Salinas, Monterey County, CA
  • After 10:15 am
  • $125 from 7/22 to 8/23 and $165 at the door
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  • Honoring Women's Rights conference invited progressive Muslim speaker, Ani Zonneveld, is slated to give a talk titled, "I am Sexier Than Brittany Spears" on September 8, 2012 at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.

    Ms. Zonneveld is co-founder and president of national grass-roots organization, Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). In conjunction with MPV, she is co-chief editor of Progressive Muslim Identities-Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada. 

    Ms. Zonneveld came out as a singer/songwriter to the Muslim community after 9/11, which inspired her to form the Muslims for Progressive Values. As a mother, it was important for her to create a peaceful statement for her community to address Muslim women's rights in America.

  • August 19, 2012
  • Eid Celebration
    Eid Celebration
    5998 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • 11:30 am
  • $20
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  • This year Muslims for Progressive Values is organizing its own Eid prayers which will be followed by food and a musical performance of Islamic worship and devotional songs (in English). 

  • November 18, 2008
  • God Loves Beauty Festival
    3663 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 388-2401
  • Starts at 4 p.m.
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  • Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 4 – 7 pm, Free Public viewing Art Lecture:“Venice and the Islamic World” (Stalford Hall) 7:30 – 9:00 pm, entry fee: $15.00

  • November 17, 2008
  • God Loves Beauty
    3663 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 388-2401
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • none
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  • Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 4 – 7 pm, Free Public viewing
  • November 16, 2008
  • God Loves Beauty interfaith arts, music festival
    3663 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 388-2401
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • none
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  • Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 1 – 3 pm Free Public viewing, free. Musical performance (Piness Auditorium) 3 – 4:30 pm, entry fee: $15.00
  • March 28, 2007
  • Central Library- Los Angeles
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • free
  • November 17, 2006
  • W.I.S.E.
    New York city, NY
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  • This event will assemble 100 distinguished Muslim women leaders from academia, civil society, art, politics, and religion to network, strategize, and share best practices around the joint mission of advancing the rights of Muslim women. We are in the process of convening a first-of-its-kind global Muslim women leaders’ conference titled: WISE—Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equity—from November 17-19, 2006 in New York City. -The launching of an International Shura (advisory) council of Muslim women leaders to put out positions on issues of relevance and concern to Muslim women globally. - The debut of a theater production entitled Seven Women – Seven Heavens, which will juxtapose the stories of seven extraordinary historical ‘women of Islam’ with stories of seven contemporary women and their personal struggles with faith and community. The contemporary accounts will be taken from actual stories of Muslim women at the WISE conference. If you would like to submit your story, please let us know. The debut will take place during the conference and will be open to the public. -The publishing of An illustrated book to showcase participants’ profiles and their personal and organizational work in improving the lives of Muslim women. Given that few books have highlighted Muslim women’s initiatives from around the globe, this book will play a crucial role in adding complexity to public awareness of who Muslim women are and what strides they are making. -The establishment of an endowment to provide scholarships for 10 Muslim women to become Muftia’s (one licensed to render religious judgments or fatawa within an Islamic legal framework) around the globe.
  • October 31, 2006
  • The Hague
  • American-Dutch Muslim Dialogue
  • By invitation only
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  • The ‘Diversity Dialogues’ project was conceived by U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Roland Arnall to foster Dutch and American relationships by building a full and more in-depth understanding between Dutch and American societies around a variety of issues related to diversity. Ambassador Arnall believes strongly that bilateral dialogue is key to mutual understanding and sound relations between America and the Netherlands. The U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands is the dialogue convener, together with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) as co-sponsor. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of the American civil rights coalition, LCCREF has played a major role in leading individuals, families, and communities to a greater appreciation and understanding of diversity in society and the inherent necessity of equal justice and equal opportunity. With this background, LCCREF is a natural partner in the Diversity Dialogues
  • July 7, 2006
  • Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow Conference
  • April 30, 2006
    St. James' Episcopal Church
    3903 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Free!
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  • Part II - This is the performing arts segment of the God Loves Beauty Festival. Participating communities are the Islamic Center of So. Ca, St. James' Church and Nashuva. Celebrating together as children of the Abrahamic faith!
  • April 23, 2006
    Islamic Center of So. Ca
    434 S. Vermont Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • 11 am - 5 pm
  • Free!
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  • This is an interfaith festival I founded with Father Rick Byrum of St. James in Los Angeles. This time we have invited Nashuva, Jewish community led by my friend Rabbi Naomi Levy to participate. More details later! Email if you want to participate as an artist.
  • April 8, 2006
  • Faith Jam 06
    434 South Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles, Ca 90020
  • 8:30 pm
  • RSVP only
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  • Don't pass this over! Come to FaithJam’06, a one-of-a-kind late-night jam session at the Islamic Center of Southern California featuring local musicians and comedians from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. Make Havdalah, observe the Muslim evening prayer Isha, and chill out over nana tea and sweets at this unique event featuring MC Rai, Beth Lapides, the Yuval Ron Ensemble, the COR AME Praise Team, Maz Jobrani, and Ani. SPACE IS RUNNING OUT! There is no charge but space is extremely limited! You MUST rsvp at Co-sponsored by All Saints Church Pasadena, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, IKAR, Islamic Center of Southern California, Levantine Cultural Center, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Nashuva, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Progressive Muslim Union, Tribe of LA, and many others. Eric Garcetti is the honorary chair, and FaithJam's coordinators include IKAR's own Shawn Landres, Jessica Meyer, Jonathan Matz, and Joshua Avedon. Produced by Let My People Sing, 9 days that will change the way you celebrate Passover:
  • February 22, 2006
  • World Music Celebration
    Loyola Marymount University's Ahmanson Auditorim in UHall
    1 LMU Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • 7:30 PM
  • free
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  • World-renowned musician Yuval Ron; the Jazz and Comedy Stylings of David Zasloff; Nigerian Priest Master Drummer Ayo Adeyemi; Alula, Reggae from Ethiopia; and Ani: "The Soul of Islam", along with various other guest artists and spoken word poets.
  • November 14, 2005
  • Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Road
    Paramus, NJ NJ 07652
  • 1 pm
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  • A celebration of different faiths.
  • November 13, 2005
  • 66 East Peirrepont Avenue
    Rutherford, NJ 07070
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
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  • First Interfaith Program, a means of cultural understanding.
  • November 6, 2005
  • South Coast Interfaith Council Benefit Concert
    Long Beach, CA
  • 3 pm
  • details+-
  • First Congregational Church in Long Beach, 214 Cedar Ave. (at the corner of 3rd and Cedar)

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I'm really excited about this new collection of songs in a new genre "Islamic Hymns". I'm co-writing & co-producing it with George Landress with backing vocal arrangement by Michael Mishaw. The music borrows from classical music with lots of choral arrangements. The lyrics is in English and Islamic in content. 

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