Our upcoming performance of Miriam Elhajli’s Speak the Unspoken has been postponed. If you purchased tix for this event you should have received an email from our box office team. Stay tuned for updates regarding a new show date and time!

Miriam Elhajli

Folk singer, composer-improviser and musicologist Miriam Elhajli makes their Ars Nova debut in this album release concert performance. Speak The Unspoken is an album about women, using music to expand on stories women have shared in passing and across generations. Over an hour long setlist, Elhajli reaches backwards to explore their feminine lineage and forwards to imagine the new world(s) women will come to inherit.

This show is curated by Ars Nova Vision Resident Michelle J. Rodriguez.

Miriam Elhajli is a folk singer, composer-improviser, and musicologist whose work is influenced by their Venezuelan and Moroccan heritage. Elhajli lives in Brooklyn and works as a public school teacher, cleaner, and researcher at the Association For Cultural Equity run by Anna Lomax. A part of both the vibrant avant-garde and folkloric communities of Brooklyn, she has collaborated with musicians such as Jen Shyu, The Cradle, Mali Obomsawin, Zoh Amba and Jason Lindner. Elhajli released their third LP “Live At Noguchi” on Numina Records this year, a label they founded to aid in the documentation of traditional women’s music in the Maghreb and beyond. Numina is set to release Elhajli’s fourth LP as well as Moroccan chaabi ensemble, Bnat El Houariyat’s record next year.

This show will take place at Ars Nova, located at 511 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Seating is general admission and first-come first-served. So, the earlier you arrive at the theater, the more choice you’ll have about where you sit! (Bonus: cheapest drinks in Midtown are at Bars Nova!)

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Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! Best of all, when you name your price, 100% of the single ticket revenue is passed on directly to the show’s lead artists! You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page

Once you’ve selected your performance date and time at check-out, you’ll see a number of ticket price options ranging from $5 to $100. Select the price point you want to pay and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase and they’ll be added to your cart. After that, continue through the check-out process and you’ll be all set!

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All sales are final – there are no refunds or exchanges.

If you’re unable to use your tickets, you may donate them in exchange for a letter of tax credit by emailing tix@arsnovanyc.com.

We ask that you stay home if you aren’t feeling well or are awaiting the results of a COVID test. Please let us know prior to your ticketed performance, and we will work with you to find a solution if you’re unable to attend.


We welcome and encourage mask-wearing to protect yourself and others. However, as mask mandates have lifted and city, state and federal guidelines have changed, we will not be requiring them at performances.

We no longer require proof of vaccination, but we strongly encourage all audience members to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with public health guidelines.

Our staff will clean and sanitize the theater and common areas and we’ll continue to provide hand sanitizer for your personal use.

Signage is posted in all spaces encouraging washing or sanitizing hands frequently.

Ars Nova is uncensored. We provide content advisories — to the best of our ability — to inform audiences when shows contain racial violence, racist language, sexual violence or nudity. We provide information about this type of content in advance, based on our core values, so that each audience member can make an informed decision about if and how they’d like to engage with that content. We welcome artists to share additional information about their shows based on their own core values.