Omar Offendum is a Syrian American hip-hop artist, designer, poet and peace activist. He is currently an artist in residence at Shangri La, a museum for learning about the global culture of Islamic art and design through exhibitions, guided tours, public programs and digital initiatives. Offendum will be at Shangri La from October 3-24, 2016.
Here’s where to find him:
10.06.16 | SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE @ HAWAIISLAM
Offendum will be the feature artist at Hawaii’s nationally recognized poetry slam, HawaiiSlam. Tickets will be sold at the door: $3 before and $5 after 8:30PM.
HawaiiSlam’s First Thursday
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Doors: 7:30PM | Show: 8:30PM | Feature slot: 9:45PM
Hawaiian Brian’s (Crossroads Concert Hall)
1608 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814
10.12.16 | ARTIST SALON @ EAST-WEST CENTER
From the jasmine tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani’s Damascene homes to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes’ Harlem Renaissance poems, this unique artist salon is equal parts presentation and conversation. With a decade-long artistic journey that has both paralleled the rise of social media and borne witness to major sociopolitical shifts in Syria, Offendum discusses how he has been able to develop a special blend of hip-hop and Arabic poetry to bridge cultural divides.
This event is free and open to the public. Directions & parking.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
East-West Center (Burns Hall, Room 2012)
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
The salon is part of the University of Hawaii’s International Cultural Studies Graduate Certificate Program Speaker Series.
10.22.16 | ARTIST PERFORMANCE @ SHANGRI LA