Media Coverage

Learn what the media has to say about this groundbreaking festival:


The Brooklyn Paper
BAM Finds its Muslim Voice (publication date: May 28, 2009)

The Examiner
Muslim voices: A teahouse triumph in NYC (publication date: June 16, 2009)

National Geographic
The Nat Geo Music Interview: Faiz Ali Faiz (publication date: June 8, 2009)

NBC New York
Want This, Weekend Edition: Shop the Souk (publication date: June 5, 2009)

New York Post
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy (publication date: June 10, 2009)

New York Times
THEATER REVIEW | 'RICHARD III: AN ARAB TRAGEDY' Gloucester’s Emir, Handsome This Time (publication date: June 11, 2009)

Anatomy of a Scene: Richard III, An Arab Tragedy (publication date: June 11, 2009)

Festival for New York, That Muslim City (publication date: June 4, 2009)

At BAM, A Gathering of Voices (publication date: June 4, 2009)

Summer Stages - Theater Festivals (publication date: May 7, 2009)

New York One
Muslim Voices Share Arts In City Festival (publication date: June 5, 2009)

The Staten Island Advance
A View of the Muslim World, Through the Arts (publication date: May 31, 2009)

Time Out New York
Global Talent Flocks to this Islam-Focused Fest (publication date: May 7, 2009)

The Village Voice
Youssou N'Dour Headlines BAM's Ambitious, Overdue 'Muslim Voices' Festival (publication date: June 2, 2009)

Tyrant in the Sand (publication date: May 19, 2009)

The Wall Street Journal
Muslim Voices, Western Ears (publication date: June 17, 2009)

Brahim Fribgane, Muslim Voices Festival (publication date: June 6, 2009)

Muslim Voices Souk (undated)

Sunday Arts News (publication date: June 7, 2009)

New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York City (publication date: June 12, 2009)

Richard III, An Arab Tragedy (publication date: June 10, 2009)

Five Women Artists: Five Takes on Islam (publication date: June 9, 2009)


The Associated Press
African singer criticized by Muslims plays in NYC (publication date: June 7 2009)

The Associated Press of Pakistan
First-ever Muslim arts festival underway in New York (publication date: June 8, 2009)

The Daily News Egypt
Educating Americans about Muslim Voices (publication date: June 5, 2009)
An op-ed by Karen Brooks Hopkins (BAM), Vishakha Desai (Asia Society), and Mustapha Tlili (NYU Center for Dialogues), published also in: Detroit News, The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Taipei Times, Times of Malta, and L'Orient Le Jour in Lebanon.

The Indian Express
Hear, Hear: Delhi’s Dastangos and Naseeruddin Shah will Treat New Yorkers to the Tales of Amir Hamza (publication date: May 15, 2009)

India Times
New York to Host 10-Day, Multi-Venue, Many-Genre Arts Fest (publication date: February 13, 2009)

Kuwait Times
The story of the Islamic Warrior (publication date: June 13, 2009)

Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas Fest to Being in NYC (publication date: May 15, 2009)

The National (Abu Dhabi)
New York gets a taste of Muslim culture (publication date: June 8, 2009)

The Arts of Diplomacy (publication date: June 9, 2009)

Radio Free Europe
New York Arts Festival Aims to Dispel Misconceptions About Islam (publication date: June 12, 2009)

Kuwaiti director stages an Arabic Richard III (publication date: June 12, 2009)

Saudi Aramco World
Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas (publication date: March/April 2009)

Urdu News
Muslim music, arts festival opens in New York (publication date: June 8, 2009)


Muslim Voices (undated)

Conde Nast Traveler, The Daily Traveler Blog
Divine Music from Fez to Fort Greene (publication date: May 21, 2009)

Dirty Linen
Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas – Ten-day, multi-venue arts festival and conference in NY (publication date: May 8, 2009)

The Huffington Post
Qawwali Gospel: Where Muslims and Christians Worship As One (publication date: June 17,2009)
Muslim Voices Festival: Arts & Ideas (publication date: June 14, 2009)

Parissa in Muslim Voices Festival New York 2009 (publication date: April 27, 2009)

Lucid Culture
Concert Review: Parissa and Kamilya Jubran at the Asia Society (publication date: June 12, 2009)
A Souk in Brooklyn (publication date: June 17, 2009)
Troubled Family Survives Translation, Not Each Other (publication date: June 16, 2009)
Muslim Voices Festival: On the Scene (publication date: June 8, 2009)

Muslim Voices Festival: A NYC Street Souk, and Sufi Dances (publication date: June 10, 2009)

Muslim Voices Festival: Story-telling For a New Millennium (publication date: June 10,2009)

Muslim Voices Festival: A Teahouse, and a Shakespeare Play (publication date: June 16, 2009)

The Rest is Noise
Transumtations (publication date: June 15, 2009)

Foreign Policy in Focus
Muslim Voices (publication date: July 27, 2009)