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Hammer Conversations: Malek Jandall & Mona Simpson
July 15, 2012 @ 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Who knew that award-winning author Mona Simpson’s cousin is Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali? The pair will discuss the uprising in Syria and how their heritage influences their work. Jandali, among the most versatile and creative musicians in the Arab world, has earned awards and recognition for his activism during the Arab Spring. Simpson, the author of several critically acclaimed novels including Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood, is a professor of English at UCLA. Catch Jandali in concert the following night, also at the Hammer. More information.