Psychedelic Rock Band Habibi Performs in MoMA’s New Series Celebrating Local Musicians

This week, the all-women rock band Habibi will perform as a part of the MoMA’s Summer Thursdays music series.

Habibi (photo by Bailey Robb) (image courtesy of the MoMA)
Habibi (photo by Bailey Robb) (image courtesy of MoMA)

This summer, the Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with PopRally, is hosting Summer Thursdays, a series of musical performances to take place in the Sculpture Garden. The series is in celebration of musicians living and working in New York and will feature, according to the MoMA, “a range of blended genres such as dream punk, Afrofuturist soul, funk fusion, hip-hop, experimental, and lo-fi baroque pop.”

This week, Brooklyn-based rock band Habibi will perform. For a mix of psychedelic rock, Motown, and pop-punk with a Middle Eastern influence, be sure to check out Thursday’s performance.

The band features Rahill Jamalifard on vocals, Lenny Lynch and Alana Amram on guitars, Leah Fishman on bass, and Karen Isabel on drums. They’ve been positively reviewed in Pitchfork and the New Yorker after their EP Cardamom Garden came out this year, so this is a show you definitely won’t want to miss.

When: Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 pm

Where: The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden (11 West 53rd Street, Midtown, Manhattan)

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