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Sat, Apr 03


New York

Performance: Amir ElSaffar

Accessible outdoors—performance by Amir ElSaffar, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone.

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Performance: Amir ElSaffar
Performance: Amir ElSaffar

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

New York, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the Event

Join us on Saturday, April 3 at 5-6 pm ET, for a performance by Amir ElSaffar at Trotter&Sholer, 168 Suffolk St, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10002. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibitionFarideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone.

Composer, trumpeter, santur player, and vocalist Amir ElSaffar has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (the Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). A recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a 2018 US Artist Fellow, ElSaffar is an expert trumpeter with a classical background, conversant not only in the language of contemporary jazz but has created techniques to play microtones and ornaments idiomatic to Arabic music that are not typically heard on the trumpet.

Performance can be seen, heard, and experienced from the outside. Up to five people will be allowed inside the gallery at a time. Masks and social distancing are required.



Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone.

On view until April 17, 2021, at Trotter&Sholer. Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone. is a solo survey exhibition addressing the impact of war and the repercussions of displacement. Exhibition presented by KODA and Trotter&Sholer. Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber.

Farideh Sakhaeifar is an artist and educator who employs a range of media to critique US foreign policy and the Western narrative of the war in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. Her creative practice includes sculpture, video, installation, collage, and collaboration with HEKLER, an artist-run collaborative platform fostering the critical examination of hospitality and conflict.


Trotter&Sholer is a boutique art firm brought to you by Jenna Ferrey, Angie Phrasavath, and Elisabeth Johs, specializing in emerging contemporary artists and creating art buying experiences for collectors.

HEKLER is an artist-run platform and transnational community of artists, cultural workers, and activists that fosters the critical examination of hospitality and conflict through collaborative programming, education, residencies, and archiving.


KODA is a social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies, through collaborations with socially engaged partners. The nonprofit serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. In its overall mission to support the artistic and professional growth of artists, KODA acts as a laboratory for creative concepts, reflecting its core values of curiosity and collaboration.



Participants attending the program agree they may be photographed, videotaped, and audiotaped during the event. Photographs, videos, and voice recordings are the sole property of KODA Arts Inc., which reserves the right to publish attendees’ likeness online and use it in promotional materials.

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