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Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh

August 20 - August 27, 2017

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, hosts of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, discuss the good and the bad of being an American Muslim Women with thought-provoking humor. Earlier this year they were honored by the City of Los Angeles for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as Activists of the Year.  In 2016, they were invited to record a live podcast at the White House when Taz was recognized as a Champion for Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art & Storytelling.

Upcoming Events

August 24, 2017  |  NightShift: #GoodMuslimBadMuslim LIVE Recording
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Shangri La
Tickets: SOLD OUT

August 26, 2017   |  On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special
featuring Zahra Noorbakhsh
7:00-8:00 p.m.
The ARTS at Mark's Garage
Tickets: $10 Advance, $15 At Door

TANZILA "TAZ" AHMED (@tazzystar) is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. Taz was honored in 2016 as White House Champion of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling and in 2017 as UCLA Luskin Alumni of the Year.  An avid essayist, she had a monthly column called Radical Love and has written for Sepia Mutiny, Truthout, The Aerogram, The Nation, Left Turn Magazine, and more. She is published in the anthologies Modern Loss (2018), Six Words Fresh Off the Boat (2017),  Good Girls Marry Doctors (2016), Love, Inshallah (2012) and poetry collection Coiled Serpent (2016). Her third poetry chapbook Emdash and Ellipses was published in early 2016. Taz curates Desi music at Mishthi Music where she co-produced Voices of Our Vote: My #AAPIVote Album (2016) and Beats for Bangladesh (2013). Her artwork was featured in Sharia Revoiced (2015), in Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s “H-1B” (2015), and Rebel Legacy: Activist Art from South Asian California (2015). She also makes disruptive art annually with #MuslimVDay Cards.  More info at tazzystar.me.

ZAHRA NOORBAKHSH (@ZahraComedy) is a Feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian and cohost of the award winning podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. The podcast was deemed a “must listen” by Oprah Magazine, and recorded an episode at the White House under Obama. Recently, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts named Zahra one of the "Top 100 people shaping the future of culture." The New Yorker Magazine dubbed her one-woman show “All Atheists Are Muslim,” a highlight of the International New York City Fringe Theater Festival. She is a contributor to the NY Times featured anthology "Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women." Her 1-hour comedy special “On Behalf of All Muslims" is on tour. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Theater and Performance Studies. More info at ZahraComedy.com.

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