Art & Performing Arts

Twelfth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Draws Crowds of Palestinians and Foreigners

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 05.02.2014:

By Leyla Zuaiter

It is unseasonably cool, and if the skies are not clear, the forecast rain has not materialized. At 2:00 on April 6, the garden of the Convent of the Enclosed Garden in Artas is packed with spectators. They have seen the posters, received invitations, read the ads in the newspapers or heard about it from their friends and neighbors. They have come from neighboring town(...)

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Reflections on the Palestinian Art Movement before 1948

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

The Paintings of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash

TWIP

May 2012

The Palestinian Nakba in 1948 and the rapid succession of events in its aftermath have undoubtedly left their mark on the various aspects of life in Palestine, including the literary and artistic movements. During the few years before the Nakba, the art movement witnessed a rapid ev(...)

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Beautiful Resistance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

I was born Palestinian, and I don’t want to do anything to change this.

I was born in a refugee camp, in my own country, and there is nothing I can do about it.

I was born under occupation, and I will do everything possible or impossible to change this.

The culture and history of nations is p(...)

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The Roots Remain

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Jane Frere

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

The cloud of figures cascading through the air evoked a profoundly emotional experience for almost everyone who visited my Nakba installation, Return of the Soul.

At the time the sculptural work served as a poignant reminder of the 60

years since so many Palestinians had been forced to flee their homes,

ne(...)

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Video Clips of the Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 24.04.2012:

We have gathered just a few of the many videos showing performances of the the Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Troupe

The Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Troupe in a Debka Festival on You Tube by You Tube user nourartas.

Clip 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gHeTppHo_Y&feature=related

Clip 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ctRzUKyG73k&featur(...)

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Images/ Video Clips 2012 Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Updated April 25, 2012

For those who missed the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, a "moving festival" between Solomon's Pools and Artas that took place Sunday, April 22, 2012, here are a few items to give you an idea of this unique event. Begin Explorations below image:

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PHOTO ESSAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL(APRIL 22(...)

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Artas in Spirit of Sumud Exhibition by Palestine-Family.net’s own James Prineas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 12.04.2012:

Stunning images from the 2006 Artas Lettuce Festival by Australian born, Berlin-based James Prineas, founder Palestine-family.net appear in Spirit of Sumud Exhibit which features pictures from Wadi Kelt, and The Wall, as well. The entire collection was first exhibited at the Bethlehem Peace Center in October 2006 at the local launch of Palestine-family.net. It was created with the support of(...)

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Medi-Terra: Music across Lands – 2005 – Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

Medi-Terra: Music across Lands

Artas Folklore Center Group

The concerts take place within the frame of the programme

‘Mediterranean Voices: Oral History and Cultural Practice in Mediterranean Cities’

part-funded by the European Commission (European Heritage II)

coordinated by London Metropolitan University

and implemented for Greece by the University (...)

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DRAMATIC SKETCHES OF HERITAGE IN ARTAS

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 09.04.2012:

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The Artas Folklore Center has its own drama troupe, named after the Artas Spring in the heart of the village, and under director Mohammed Abdel Kareem, (right in photo above) which provides another outlet for youthful talent. The problems of Artas farmers are often reenacted on the stage of the Artas Lettuce Festival. The title of the play, "Khas Ya Baladi," pre(...)

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The General Goals of the Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 09.04.2012:

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Among the traditional goals of the Artas Lettuce festival (including the hike) are:

 Increasing awareness of Palestinians and foreign guests about the rich cultural and natural heritage of Palestine, and the importance of its documentation and preservation, especially in light of the many threats facing it.

 Providing a venue for performances and(...)

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