May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind is a mental health education and suicide prevention foundation providing education to adolescents and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. We have recently partnered with Country Bank, who has generously offered to fund our programming to the schools in the Worcester area. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about Minding Your Mind's programming which is now fully funded and available to this community. May is mental health awareness month, so we invite the community to come celebrate and hear from a clinician's expertise and young adult's lived experience!

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May
24
5:30 PM17:30

Music on Main

A community concert series at the new Worcester Popup featuring musicians and friends of the Worcester Chamber Music Society in non-traditional neighborhood venues. The one-hour concerts are free, informal, and focus on the Main South community. Kids, first-timers and seasoned concert-goers are all welcome.

Featuring African-American acclaimed violinist, composer and music educator Jessie Montgomery. Ms. Montgomery is from New York City. She performs and gives workshops in the US and abroad and her compositions are being performed by orchestras and chamber groups throughout the country. Members of Worcester Chamber Music Society and Neighborhood Strings will perform a few of Jessie's works.

Free admission

Hosted by: Worcester Chamber Music Society

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May
26
to May 27

Suya and Chill

This is a night of artist, promoters, designers, photographers, and entrepreneurs gathering their creative energy around the theme of denim. Suya is a name for kabobs in the Ghanaian language and with that I provide free beef kabobs to get the vibe going. We’ll have a DJ's who will be providing music as well and a live painter. its a gathering for all talented people to come together and start the summer off and knowledge some culture with the music and arts. i will be charging as well.

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

How to Play Shekere

- Please come join us for a fun-filled time learning how to play shekere: a very easy technique that is fun to learn on this instrument.
- After learning the basic technique, I will teach you some entry level patterns in different rhythms 6/8 and 4/4 and samba in 2/4. I will also teach you some tricks and different textures of sound on the shekere.

Shekeres will be available for participating students When: June 8th 4-6pm
Where: Worcester pop up - 20 Franklin St. Worcester

- If registration exceeds 15 students, then a second class will begin from 6-8pm same day.
- Class will be $25.00 with a 20% discount for students with an active or current student I.D.
- I have created many shekere workshops and clinics, the most notable being in the percussion department at the Berklee School of Music and Alan Tauber’s Drum Connections
- sign ups can be done through me in messenger on Facebook or email at Wamcards@comcas.net - Payment can be made at the door. of the worcester pop up cultural center

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Make Music With The Master Singers Of Worcester

In celebration of MAKE MUSIC DAY 2019, the Master Singers of Worcester invite everyone - young and old - to raise their voices with us for an evening of SONG.  Bring your love of music and have FUN sharing the joy of singing together under the baton of our distinguished Artistic Director, Ed Tyler.  This is a free event; we will provide the music, direction and refreshments. 

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Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Worcester On The Moon

We are..

a group of Worcester businesses, non-profit organizations, and community leaders, that have come together to celebrate the history of innovation and creativity in Worcester. July 20th, 2019 is the 50th year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, of which Worcester had many manufacturing and technological contributions. The Worcester On The Moon consortium wishes to highlight significant contributions made in Central Massachusetts that have led to the advancement of space exploration and technology worldwide.

Visit July 20th from 12 to 6 pm for art, tech, food, and history in celebration of the day.

For more info or to contact us visit our website:

https://www.worcesteronthemoon.com

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Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

I Am More: Massachusetts Opening Exhibit

I Am More: Massachusetts includes 20 portraits in pastel and colored pencil of individuals of all ages from all parts of the state who have written an essay that describes how they are more than their mental illness, life situation, physical disability or medical diagnosis. The opening exhibit will be the first public unveiling of the portraits.

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

EPIC Service Warrior Inauguration

This will be the kick off event for EPIC in Worcester and the inauguration event for the Worcester Service Warriors. This event is an opportunity for the Worcester community to learn more about EPIC and generate enthusiasm for the upcoming Service Warrior team and everything they will accomplish.


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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Never an Outsider: Community Screening of Crime+Punishment

Seating is limited! Reserve your seat here: https://forms.gle/W59JFRcujEcfQBtD6

Ticket Sales at Door: $5 with valid Student ID/$10 for others (cash or card accepted) - food from Crust Bakeshop+North Main Provisions and non-alcoholic beverages INCLUDED in ticket price! Valid ID required for beer+wine consumption.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Opening reception: 5:30-6:15pm
Screening: 6:15-7:15pm
Panel Discussion: 7:15-8:15pm
Closing reception: 8:15-10pm

Join the GSBS Diversity Interest Group at UMass Medical School + White Coats for Black Lives UMMS and Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company for a community screening of Crime+Punishment. This documentary focuses on criminal justice reform in NYC from 2014 through 2018 and follows the stories of the NYPD 12, a group of NYC police officers that sued the NYPD for its arrest and summons quota system being illegally implemented in NYC communities of color. UMMS will host a panel discussion following the screening featuring UMMS faculty/staff and Y.O.U., Inc. staff to discuss criminal justice, healthcare, and research practice reform. Refreshments from Crust and North Main Provisions will be provided.

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company will host a fundraiser for Y.O.U., Inc. at this event, a local non-profit organization that provides educational and behavioral health services to Worcester youth and families, with targeted programming focusing on children and adolescents in the Department of Youth Services system. Ticket and beer+wine sales from Greater Good will go toward Y.O.U., Inc. fundraising. This event also features a silent auction with items donated from Central Massachusetts and Worcester businesses to highlight businesses in our community. Check out the silent auction to bid on items like month passes to Central Rock Gym, a gift basket from Armeno Coffee Roasters, or gift cards to Pho Sure!

75% of ticket sales and 85% of beer+wine/silent auction sales will go to Y.O.U., Inc.
25% of ticket sales and 15% of beer+wine/silent auction sales will go to the Worcester Cultural Coalition

The community screening and panel discussion is co-sponsored by the UMMS Office of Student Life, Graduate Student Body Committee, and UMMS White Coats for Black Lives.

“The Worcester PopUp is a creative co-working space of the Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with The Barr Foundation. This event is not sponsored by, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.”
https://worcesterculture.org

#MakeArtEverywhere, #WorcesterCulturalCoalition #TheWorcesterPopUp




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May
10
6:45 PM18:45

The Bikes of Wrath - Movie Screening

The Worcester Bike Alliance presents a screening of the documentary film Bikes of Wrath - 


Five Australians attempt to cycle 1,600 miles from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck’s seminal novel. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.

Q & A with the filmmaker, Charlie Turnbull, following the film. 

Tickets are sliding scale $0 - $10 at the door.

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May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Join yoga teacher Justine and the Worcester PopUp for this series of yoga classes! Each class is 75 minutes in length an all levels are welcome to join. Participants are asked to bring their own mat. 

Donations are welcomed to help sustain these classes in the Worcester community!

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Time Twine Jump Off

This event is geared towards a high school target audience, with Djs playing pop culture mash ups with dance hall blends and heavy base. Our mission is to promote education and success in the classroom along with youth development, & social responsibility through events like this we get to bring the youth in our community together in a safe and fun environment. Students with a gpa of 2.5 or better pay $5 through out the event. And others will pay $10 for entrance to the event.



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May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Putting the ART in EARTH

Come meet some of the talented animal artists from EARTH Ltd. at Southwick's Zoo! Painting is a great enrichment activity for many of our animals, introducing them to new scents and textures within their environment. You will be able to observe some of our animal artists in action, and even purchase one of their masterpieces. Our very knowledgeable staff will also be there to answer any questions you might have about our animal ambassadors while you get to see them up close!

We'll also have local calligraphy artist Scribble Monkey making on the spot cards. Let's all learn and make art together!

#MakeArtEverywhere, #WorcesterCulturalCoalition #TheWorcesterPopUp

The Worcester PopUp is a creative co-working space of the Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with The Barr Foundation. This event is not sponsored by, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of the Worcester Cultural Coalition. https://worcesterculture.org.

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May
1
4:00 PM16:00

MA¥D In America; The Underground Mall Tour

The Underground Mall Tour is a retail sales experience based around clothing brands that are local to the New England area. We plan to have 10 - 15 different companies displaying and selling their merchandise. Due to the fact that majority of these designers sell their clothing on the internet, this day will give the guest who may already be a supporter of a particular brand the chance to meet the designer & feel the clothing in real life. The event will have a mini food court equip with pizza, pretzels and other snacks that are normally affiliated with the mall experience. Plus a DJ will be there playing all the hits. This whole event will take place at 'The Worcester Pop Up' at 20 Franklin St Worcester, Ma from 3pm - 9pm. Street parking is available but bring quarters for the meters. Hope to see all of you there.

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Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Worcester Youth Spring Concert

Come out to listen to local, young talent at the Worcester PopUp! Youth musicians ages 13-17 will be performing dance and music solos, duos, and ensembles in various genres. The event will also feature visual art created by local teen artists! As an ArtWeek "twist," Main IDEA will also be offering an inter-active arts activity, providing youth and families the opportunity to create their own art project throughout the event!

It is through the arts that these young performers will be helping to make the arts accessible to many more youth in Worcester! Proceeds from the event will go toward local nonprofit organization Main IDEA Youth & Arts to help provide arts programs for under-resourced youth in Worcester.

Tickets: $10 (ALL non-performers), purchased at the door.

Hosted by MainIDEA

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Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

One Love Cafe

Social Pop-Up For A Cause


Join One Love Cafe and Worcester Pop Up for a 4-Course Dinner to benefit the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. Enjoy One Love's famous Jamaican food and participate in a discussion led by our local YWCA to learn about domestic violence here in Worcester. 50% of every ticket sold will be donated directly to our local YWCA Domestic Violence Program. This gathering is meant to be a way of socially caring for our neighbors. Come out and support our community for this special event!

The menu is as follows:

Appetizer (Veggie, Chicken, or Beef Jamaican Patty and Fried Plantains)

Salad (Mesclun Greens with Avocado Dressing)

Entrée (Jerk Chicken with Rice and Beans, or Vegan Stew with Callaloo, Chickpeas, Cauliflower, Tofu and Rice and Beans)

Dessert (Bread Pudding soaked in Jamaican Rum)

Served with a Glass of Jamaican Sorrel

Cost: $24 ($12 for your plate, $12 to be donated)

6-9 PM

We recommend you secure your reservation ahead of time by buying a ticket via Venmo. Email us with any questions at onelovecafe@gmail.com or you can find us directly on Venmo at "OneLove-Cafe"

The event is BYOB

Ca$h and Venmo only.

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Creating CommUNITY through Theater

Presented by WPS Transition Program and WSU Visual Arts Applied Theater Class

In this workshop, students from Worcester State University's Visual and Performing Arts Applied Theatre and  Community Engagement class use theatre and drama techniques to explore social issues while developing a sense of community between diverse groups. Applied Theatre brings diverse communities together with teaching artists to develop ways of making change. Together the WSU Theatre students and young adults in the WPS Transition program learn from and with each other how to "be the change" in our community.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Community Fashion and Craft Night

The crew from Art Reach Studios and Punkcake Alterno Art will be set up in the Worcester Pop Up space with ALL sorts of Polar materials for you to turn into clothing, jewelry, accessories, and art! Special guests from Worcester's fabulous podcast community will be on hand to serve as mannequins and models. participants may take pieces home, or leave them with Art Reach's Ms. Darcy in order to be featured in the 100 Years of Fashion show happening at the Worcester Historical Museum in May. Everyone is welcome, though we do ask that you RSVP. Please note: A parent or caregiver must accompany elementary age children.

Hosted by:

ArtReach Studio and Punkcake Alterno Art

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

CINEMA-WORCESTER Information Meeting

What is CINEMA-WORCESTER up to?!

At this informational session we will talk about what CINEMA-WORCESTER is, its current state of operations, a vision of what it could become and some initial practical steps to get there. 

We invite all interested parties! We are also looking to identify energized individuals skilled in the following areas to help us on our journey: non-profit management, fund raising, cinema operations, film history and criticism, graphic arts, social media, and more. Anyone interested in getting on our volunteer list also more than welcome! 

Join us, and consider helping CINEMA-WORCESTER reach its goal of becoming a full time, independent cinema in Worcester showing the best and most thought provoking films from all over the world. Popcorn will be served! 

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Community Dance Workshop with Ronald K. Brown

Ronald K. Brown and his company Evidence have deeply moved audiences for over 30 years, and are praised for a “sophisticated amalgam of Afrocentric movement and modern dance” that often makes “spirituality…something vibrant and transformative” (Los Angeles Times).

This is a great opportunity to learn about his blend of modern dance technique with West African movements including traditional and social dance forms from US, Senegal, Cuba and Ivory Coast. No dance experience is needed; just an open heart!

Free and open to the public. All ages, no dance experience needed.
Participants: Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing.


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Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

2019 College Poetry Competition

The Worcester County Poetry Association inaugurated the College Poetry Contest in 2008 to encourage and recognize the next generation of poets. The finalists are nominated by faculty and administrators from participating colleges in Worcester County. Submissions are judged for the Manuscript Prize, and finalists are asked to perform two submitted poem at an event held each April for the Performance Prize. Judges are chosen from the central Massachusetts poetry community.

In September 2018 the Worcester County Poetry Association Annual College Poetry Contest was renamed the "Elizabeth Bishop Manuscript Prize" and "Etheridge Knight Performance Prize" in honor of their connections to Worcester. Thanks to the generosity of the Annual College Poetry Contest founder, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, the WCPA has also established an endowment with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation to support and sustain this annual literary event.  

Students compete for a cash award and a one-year WCPA membership in each category. Additionally, a poem from the winning manuscript will be published in the next edition of the WCPA literary journal, The Worcester Review.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

"Monologue Moments" - Pathways to VDAY2019

Start By Believing - is this year's theme for Pathways for Change, Inc.'s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) eventsPathways for Change, Inc. has been serving Central Massachusetts since 1973 and is Still Believing, Survivor Strong, in this, their 46th year!

Show your support for Survivors of Sexual Violence during April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and join Pathways for Change, Inc.'s 3rd annual - Pathways to VDAY production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues"! This performance at the Worcester PopUp will be a shorter version of the full show, called "Monologue Moments" and is back by popular demand as this is a more intimate audience experience with a talk-back session following the performance so that you can get to know the performers better and ask questions! So...come one, come all! Join us in celebration of women, womanhood, sisterhood, cisgenderhood and transgenderhood as we share profound stories that will make you laugh, cry, sigh, stomp your feet and raise your voice! 

SAVE THE DATE!:  Friday, April 5th at the Worcester PopUp from 7 - 9 PM (Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM, ends at 8:30 PM with talk-back session with performers that ends at 9 PM.

This is a multi-media, multi-cultural & multi-lingual event. Survivor Art on exhibit. Worcester County Clothesline Project (WCCP) on display. Light refreshments available.  Ticket prices range from $10  - $25 (search: Pathways to VDAY on www.Eventbrite.com to purchase tickets).


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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Vélékété African Ancestral Percussion Workshop

Vélékété African Ancestral Percussion is hosting an open house and workshop at Worcester PopUp to recruit performing artists to expand our group. Vélékété African Ancestral Percussion’s genres of music are traditional West African folkloric, World beat, Afro-pop, reggae and jazz.

We’re seeking traps, keyboard, electric bass, winds, percussion, vocalists and West African dancers. Must be able to rehearse and travel to become a member of our group. 

Interested? Attend our Workshop at Worcester PopUp and come prepared to work and play

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Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Create Your Own Vibe

CREATE YOUR OWN VIBE (C.Y.O.V ) is a show that consists of over 10 artists with unique talents ready to be displayed on a given stage by THE.4ce. 


C.Y.O.V focuses on talent and is an event that all artist participating creates their own vibe for the given performaning time. 


Talents includes fashion , painting , music etc...
All ages are invited to attend and have a good time at C.Y.O.V

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

On Your Feet! Reception

On Your Feet! Reception:
in Worcester
hosted by Eric Butler

The national tour of On Your Feet!: The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical is stopping at the Hanover Theatre (March 27 - 31) and we would like to show the cast and crew some Worcester hospitality.

Please join us after On Your Feet's performance on Thursday, March 28 for a reception honoring the cast and crew of On Your Feet!

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Open Mic & Art Night

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting another Teen Open Mic & Art Night event at the Worcester PopUp! These events are FREE, occur monthly, and are open to all teens ages 13-17. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, and enjoy free refreshments!Space for performers is limited; sign up to reserve your performance spot at info@mainidea.org.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Floetic Fridays Presents: Em(body)ed Ways of Knowing

Our vision for this gathering is to co-curate an experience that centers the concept of bodies--not simply as physical entities but as sources of knowledge and representations of our social realities. In conversation and practice, our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies are often disconnected from each other. So, in the process of reclaiming our bodies, we hope to illuminate how these are all powerfully intertwined when we care for ourselves and our communities. 

On an external level, we ask you to not only consider how physical health and self-care are associated with your body, but also how your physical appearance/presentation impacts your self-perception and social interactions. In what ways do you resist violent, predetermined perceptions and claim your agency to exist freely? How do your mind and body interact with each other? Both have their respective limitations and unique powers, but are in constant interplay nonetheless. 

With this Floetic Fridays, we believe that by engaging in practices of physical and emotional nurturing on an individual level, we can enact the same kind of change in our relationships and larger systems. We recognize that our experiences and bodies shape different understandings of care and health. However, by uplifting and validating these interpretations, we can both learn through differences and find ways to connect deeply. 

For nearly two years, Floetic Fridays events have sought to support the voices and narratives of marginalized folks through creative expression. This March, our aim is two-fold: to offer a platform for storytelling and art-sharing and to collaborate more directly with our community in exploration of this theme. To disrupt the traditional performer-audience dynamic, everyone will be invited to actively engage in this learning process. In the early afternoon in the Fireside Lounge at Dana Commons, Worcester folks and Floetic organizers will be facilitating workshops and dialogues according to their personal interpretations of “bodies”. This will also be a space to create art and form new connections. In the evening at Worcester PopUp, Floetic Fridays organizers and artists will host a performance segment and visual arts viewing session. We want you to absorb all that you can and walk away with something new—a new friend, a new perspective, a new motivation, a new practice, a new radical idea.

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Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

His Art, His Music, His Journey - Meet Milad Yousufi

A multi-media event featuring a classical pianist, a refugee from Afghanistan, student at Mannes College in NYC, student of pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Milad Yousufi has composed a piece that combines spoken word with classical piano "My Journey, Suite for Piano and Narrator". Milad is also a painter and Arabic calligrapher and would like to show some of his art. He is also a magnetic performer of Afghani folk music on piano with cajon and other percussion instruments.

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