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In Conversation: Rahill Jamalifard and Lenaya Lynch of Habibi

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Rahill Jamalifard and Lenaya Lynch
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Arts & Context

Brooklyn-based rock band Habibi has made a name for itself through an infectious juxtaposition of surf pop and riff-heavy punk. In this free lunchtime conversation at The Pinhook in downtown Durham, Habibi frontwoman Rahil Jamilifard and guitarist Lenaya "Lenny" Lynch sit down with Negar Mottahedeh (Duke Program in Literature) for a wide-ranging discussion exploring the band's influences and embrace of Persian culture.

Habibi's residency, part of Duke Performances' ongoing 'Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative', will culminate in a full-band performance at The Pinhook on the evening of Thursday, April 4. Tickets and info available at

Wednesday, April 3
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers.

Duke Performances' Building Bridges Initiative is funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center & the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.

Contact: Brian Valentyn