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Presented By JACCC, LTSC, +Lab Artist-in-Residence
Tea Afar: Jordan
James Irvine Japanese Garden
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 6:00PM

James Irvine Japanese Garden
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Entrance to garden is on the Plaza level near the Aratani Theatre

Doors open at 6pm 

Immersive inclusive experience begins at 6:30 PM




All participants will be treated to a cocktail, small bites and tea. 




Tea Afar: Jordan

Saturday July 14, 2018


James Irvine Japanese Garden at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Tea Afar is a nomadic storytelling experience that shares traditions and rituals across borders. Over tea, we tell stories about one country. For this collaborative edition we will “visit” Jordan and its unique position as a refuge for the Middle East region.


Through storytellers, a tea master, photography, music, and food, we'll take a full sensory international journey. For one evening only, join us in an intimate setting in the lush and tiered James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACCC in Little Tokyo.


Most of the world drinks tea. This we have in common. Tea Afar celebrates the richness in cultural differences. Though the ritual may vary, we sit together for a delicious exchange.


Food by Add A Little Lemon will be served.


Susu Attar is a multi-media artist and a Little Tokyo Service Center +Lab Artist-in-Residence at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. She was born in Baghdad and raised in Los Angeles. Her works draw from travel between both cities, exploring the space between diasporic memory and the documentation of loss.


April Banks is a Los Angeles based conceptual artist, traveler, and the producer of Tea Afar. For over a decade she made art that raised awareness and pointed to the global disparity in food security, farmer's rights and fair trade. She now turns her focus to the ways we come together across divides.

Ramy Eletreby is a theater artist, writer, performer, and arts-based educator from Los Angeles, California. Ramy facilitates creative projects at the intersection of arts and social justice with various communities throughout the greater Los Angeles region. He has worked with Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, youTHink, Free Arts, Urban Possibilities and for the City of LA's Department of Cultural Affairs.


This is a FREE event, donations are greatly appreciated.