Art & Performing Arts

Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.04.2012:

Note: Abu Lutfi, head of the Artas Folklore Troupe, passed away November 18, 2014. With his passing, much has been lost. However, the youth continue to train and perform.

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The Artas Folklore Center has its own prize-winning Folklore Troupe,"Ihya al Turath" presided over by Abu Lutfi, an Artas Farmer, who trains village youth and other de(...)

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Questionnaire for the Artas Folklore Center by Eleni Kallimopoulou for the Medi Terra Project

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.04.2012:

1. Give a description of the music you play, including also the following information: Is the repertoire instrumental and/or vocal?

Which is the theme of the lyrics and in which language(s) are they sung?

Is the repertoire part of a specific tradition? (define geographically/ ethnically/ socially)

In which cultural context is it usually performed?

Is it religious/ (...)

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The Fourteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival (2008)

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

The Fourteeth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival took place in Artas from April 10-13, 2008 and was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. Given the great popularity and success of last year's festival, an ambitious program had been planned with the help of the festival partners, among whom the festival tasks were divided. The Festival parters were

*The Palestine Wildlife Society: www.wildli(...)

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Twelfth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Draws Crowds of Palestinians and Foreigners

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 03.04.2012:

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 towns, villages and refugee (...)

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Lettuce! Why Lettuce?

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

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Lettuce? Why Lettuce?" is a question often asked when mention is made of the Artas Lettuce Festival. Established in 1994 to honor the Palestinian farmer by the late Musa Sanad, founder of the Artas Folklore Center, the Artas Lettuce Festival was the first agrarian festival in modern Palestine. Musa sought, if only for a few days a year, to bring back the happy d(...)

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Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15 2011

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15. 2011

submitted by Artas Folklore Center 09.04.2011

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15 2011 Program and Directions to Artas Included Below

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

‏2011‏‏

Under the Sponsorship of the Prime Minister, Doctor Salam Fayad

Program of Performances, Sp(...)

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The Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 12-15, 2007

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

The Artas Valley became a giant salad bowl during the four-day Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival which took place April 12-15, 2007. To the lettuce in the hothouses were added peppery poetry, a zest of zajjel and a lot more than a dash of debka, and, yes some salt in the wounds alluded to in the dramatic performances. To help digest their meal, the guests sauntered around the exhibits,(...)

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Leisure, Love, and Fashion Turkish Soap Operas in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.03.2012:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

TWIP, March 2012

Throughout Palestine Turkish drama is the new fad. It is the current “moda.”

Soon after sunset the village streets become desolate. The clusters of youths that huddle around in various corners disband. The streets empty of strollers. The sound of the village hushes. Mobiles are put on silent mode and rarely answered. The young, the middl(...)

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Warde

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 14.02.2012:

Here is a brief (5 minute) animation cartoon made by Bethlehem children about the Wall, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. Spoken in Arabic and subtitles in Dutch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z8EcMy7Cz0

(2008)

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Epic series

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 23.04.2011:

Art, Music & Culture

Epic series "The Promise" dramatizes Palestine, past and present

Neville Rigby

The Electronic Intifada

15 April 2011

Nothing is guaranteed to arouse passions and stir consciences more than a great film dramatization that shines a light on the truth of an issue in ways that earnest documentaries and studious literature often do not.

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