Art & Performing Arts

Bethlehem: A Bright Future in Music

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 22.12.2010:

By Michele Cantoni

This Week in Palestine

December 2010

The importance each society gives to music and to music education varies considerably throughout the world. Alongside the role music plays in a given place at any given moment, what is interesting is the way in which that role varies over time. Contrary to the tendency in most Western countries, where musical activit(...)

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Reem Kelani interviewed

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 01.10.2010:

Musical storytelling: Reem Kelani interviewed

Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 1 October 2010

Reem Kelani (Şahan Nuhoğlu/Roll magazine)

Watching Reem Kelani perform in front of an ecstatic crowd at Halifax's "Discover Palestine" festival, one would be forgiven for thinking that this is an artist with her career path laid out for her. She delivers stunning vocal perf(...)

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Palestinian Bagpipers

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.03.2010:

Richard Soudeh gave us the following link of a BBC one-minute audio slide show (March 2010) about the tradition of Palestinian bagpipers, dating back to the British mandate period.

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Fatenah, an animation from Gaza

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:

Fatenah is a 27-year-old young woman who lives in the Gaza Strip. Her life was like that of many other women in Gaza, until she became ill.

This short, 27-minute animation - the first Palestinian-produced animation - reproduces with incredible accuracy the scenarios of Gaza City. The story, untold till now, is a breathtaking adventure that takes the viewer on a journey that accompanies(...)

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Ramallah: A Portrait of Works and Days

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:

By Dr. Robert Weston

Is there a Man whom incorrupt we call,

Who fits alike unprejudic’d to all,

By him the City flourishes in Peace,

Her Borders lengthen, and her Sons increase; From him far-seeing Jove will drive afar All civil Discord, and the Rage of War.

No Days of Famine to the Righteous fall, But all is Plenty, and delightful all.

Hesiod, Works (...)

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Palestinian Video Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.01.2010:

By Samar Martha

There are many topics that come to mind when writing about Palestinian video art, such as the emergence of the medium and its relation to the international video art movement; the political, social, and economic factors that influenced its development and content; the art movements that have influenced Palestinian video art production, such as pop art, body art, Arte Po(...)

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Palestinian Youth Orchestra

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

August 2009 The Palestine Youth Orchestra at the Beiteddine Festival and in Amman

By Lena Saleh

A flagship of the Edward Said National Music Conservatory, the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) was created in 2004 with the vision of bringing together young Palestinian musicians from around the world. Today the PYO is composed of fifty young Palestinian musicians who reside in Pales(...)

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Prserving culture by dance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

Cultural Preserves

By Basil Ayish

The bountiful harvests of Palestinian fellaheen who supply the rest of us with springtime mishmish, summertime barqouq, teen, and faqoos, autumn tufah and zaytoon, and winter khushkhash and laymoon make every season something to look forward to. Despite the seemingly endless display of fruits and vegetables to be found in the hisbeh, those with (...)

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The Palestinian love affair with Turkey

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.07.2009:

Turkish Delights

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

“She gave birth to a baby girl!” Aida screamed overjoyed relating the happy news as I climbed up the staircase to the house.

“Who gave birth?” None of our relations, friends, or acquaintances, as far I knew, was pregnant.

“Maram, of course. And Husam is much nicer to her now.”

It took me a few minutes to realise that my 13-(...)

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Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 15.03.2009:

The Artas Folklore Center

Invites you to the

Fifteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Friday, May 1, 2009

In the Village of Artas Near Bethlehem



Experience Artas's unique ecosystem and traces of its past from prehistory to the present, see its hidden links to (...)

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