A Performance by Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman
Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman, formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician, actor, professor, and multimedia artist based out of Montreal, Canada. As a pioneer of Arab hip-hop, he has been a seminal member of a growing Arab voice in the public sphere. Currently teaching one of Canada's only hip-hop courses at Concordia University in Montreal, Narcy's ethos has been to blend performance with education, media with literacy, and creativity with cultural heritage. He is also currently heading an international body of artists known as WeAreTheMedium, a family of independent creatives that come together for curation, performance, consultation and product based creation. He recently starred in and directed a short film for Indigenous Supergroup A Tribe Called Red, sharing the screen with yasiin bey, formerly known as Mos Def. His new untitled album is arriving at the end of 2017 with video and film work on the horizon.
This event is part of the fall semester's Arab Arts Festival. The festival is taking place with the generous support of the the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the Humanities Initiative Fund, the Phillips Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, the Laura and Ralph Mueller '59 Endowment for Islamic Studies, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art & Art History, International Studies, Music, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.