Art & Performing Arts

The Movie Lemon Tree

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 28.11.2008:

EVEN THE TREES ARE SUFFERING IN PALESTINE

Luisa Morgantini’s introduction to the Italian Press-book of the movie

(from a mailing of Morgantini 28-11-2008)

LEMON TREE directed by Eran Riklis

EVEN THE TREES ARE SUFFERING IN PALESTINE

by Luisa Morgantini

Vice-President of the European Parliament

One of the founders of the International network Wom(...)

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Reem Kalani, singer

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 20.09.2008:

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk:80/music/2008/sep/19/reemkelani.ramadannights

'My narrative is that I exist'

Natalie Hanman talks to the Manchester-born Palestinian singer and jazz musician about her eclectic influences and connecting with her roots

Seated in the courtyard of a cafe on west London's Portobello Road, Reem Kelani is reading aloud a poe(...)

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An Artist from Palestine: Sliman Mansour

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.07.2008:

Steadfastness and Creativity

By Faten Nastas Mitwasi

Michael Imhof Verlag Publishing Company, Germany 2008, 112 pages,

€19.90.

Books on Palestinian art are rare, and those that have been published provide only scant information about a few Palestinian artists. Faten Nastas Mitwasi single-handedly changes this reality with her unique book, An Artist from Palestine: (...)

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Al Zaytouna: dabke

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.07.2008:

By Ahmed Masoud

Al Zaytouna is a UK-based Palestinian dabke dance group that aims to provide diverse audiences the opportunity to experience Palestinian dabke through performances, workshops, and classes.

The members of the group, both Palestinian and others, reside in the United Kingdom and work to promote Palestinian culture in the West. As an art form, dabke is very effective(...)

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The Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.07.2008:

Braving Artistic Isolation

By Vera Tamari

What is Palestinian visual art? This question is very difficult to define. Is it the art produced by artists in the occupied territories? Is it the art created by those born of Palestinian parents but who have lived all their lives in the diaspora? What would make an artwork be categorised as Palestinian? Is it the art that carries at it(...)

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Open air concert across Walls at Rachel’s Tomb, Bethlehem

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 16.06.2008:

June 14, 2008

On April 17 this year, Dutch composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven and his La Vie sur Terre organized at the Wall around Rachel’s Romb an open air concert called Carried by the Wind.

For a beautiful 10-minute video of this ear- and eye-catching event, made by Adam Sebire:

http://www.youtube.com/v/008p-_LePrg

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Popular Songs and Dances of the Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 27.04.2008:

The Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Folklore Troupe is not only a staple of the Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, but is much in demand to enliven events ranging from heritage day to graduations. The purity of their white robes is an embodiment of the purity of the style for which they pride themselves.

They have a broad repertoire of Dances done to the rhythem of various categorie(...)

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Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 12-15, 2007

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 24.04.2008:

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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The Fourteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, April 10-13, 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 24.04.2008:

The Fourteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival was well attended despite the many difficulties faced and minimal funding received.

Photo essay of 13 images with text in "Weddings and Celebrations" which begins at: http://www.wordpress-230236-736489.cloudwaysapps.com/index.php?nav=91-105&cid=146&did=4793&pageflip=1&hits=20&enlarge=1

Until we get videos of this y(...)

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Palestinian Cinema – An Example for the Region?

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

By Omar Al-Qattan

The Artist and the World

In trying to reconcile their imagination and their desires with the world around them, artists often find themselves trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea. Yet a work of art can momentarily lift us out of that trap, briefly allowing us to understand our past and present and also glimpse what could potentially happen in the fut(...)

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