MPAC-DC Concert Features The Narcicyst, Omar Offendum & Amir Sulaiman

Washington, DC: The Muslim Public Affairs Council and the M100 Foundation’s “Finding Soul Through Sound: Voices of Consciousness” concert on Saturday night was a tremendous hit, as it successfully brought young Muslim Americans together to enjoy an evening of artistic and spiritual expression.

With more than 350 people in attendance, the concert boasted a packed lineup of acclaimed Muslim American artists at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Washington, DC.

SEE: Pictures from “Finding Soul Through Sound: Voices of Consciousness”

Led by the evening’s energetic emcee Ahmed Younis, the featured artists were Omar Mullick, a war photojournalist who shared the images and stories of people he has met around the world; Mona Haydar, a spoken-word artist who shared poetry and storytelling to express her spirituality and social consciousness; Omar Offendum and The Narcicyst, who performed their hit song “#Jan25”; and Amir Sulaiman, who closed the show with songs from his latest album, “The Meccan Openings.”

The event attracted a mix of civic leaders, government officials, young professionals, students and families. Among those invited as guests and VIPs were local inner city youth and community leaders who work on preventing domestic violence within the Muslim American community. “Several people told me they felt as if their Muslim American identity came alive that night and that they there was an overwhelming sense of pride for the work our generation is producing,” said Haris Tarin, MPAC’s Washington, DC, Director.

“This is one of MPAC’s ultimate goals: to provide a platform for Muslim Americans to cultivate their identities through artistic expression.”

Stay tuned for video of the concert, which will be posted online soon.

Founded in 1988, MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims.

 

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