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“I think it will show people who come that there is a common human ground. That Arabs are people who have a culture — who produce art, who dance and sing, who write fiction and do photography,  -Ahdaf Souief. Egyptian Author

Unwrap the cultural treasures of the Arab world in this Kennedy Center international festival showcasing the varied cultures of the 22 Arab nations that represent the Arabic-speaking world. From the Arabian Gulf to the Levant to North Africa-this region of the world is the birthplace of human civilization and features extraordinary diversity in geography, traditions, landscape, religion, and contemporary aesthetics.



Morocco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A19K2t7wlKg




Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation
Coopérative Théâtrale Hammou Boutlélis: Married Man on Vacation
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy
The Sounds of Desire
Shakespeare in the Arab World
Country of Origin
Nathalie Handa
Khamsoun (“Fifty”)


Cie2k_far Dance Company with Khalid Benghrib
Karima Mansour & MA’AT for Contemporary Dance: Temporament
Debbie Allen’s OMAN…O Man!
Compagnie Thor: D’ORIENT
Cie La BARAKA: Allegoria Stanza
Caracalla Dance Theatre: Knights of the Moon


Oud Knights with Amina and Shayma: When Oud Speaks
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Al-Farah Choir: Damascene Jasmine
Chabab Al Andalous Rabat Orchestra
Bachir Attar & the Master Musicians of Jajouka

Word and Film

“Women Writing Men, Men Writing Women”
“Migration, Exile, and the Search for Identity”
“In Other Words: Expatriate Arab Literature”
Arab Film Festival: A Summer in La Goulette
The One Man Village
Arab Film Festival: Le Grand Voyage

Also featuring special exhibits of photography, jewelry, calligraphy and fashion of the Arab region.

Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States.

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