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2007 Artas Lettuce Festival: Festival Guide

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

(Text only version of the printed Festival Guide)

submitted by Artas Folklore Center 10.04.2007

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

"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 L(...)

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2007 Artas Lettuce Festival Program

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

Artas Lettuce Festival Final Program

submitted by Artas Folklore Center 13.04.2007

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

of

The Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

Thursday, April 12-Sunday, April 15 2005

With Abdul Aziz Abul Hadbeh

The Artas Folklore Center

Day 1 Thursday, April 12, 2007

Opening and Performa(...)

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2007 Artas Lettuce Festival: Popular Songs

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

From the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Guide

To enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the folklore performances we sought to provide guidance in interpreting the acts. Bashar Barghouti not only generously offered to share material from his website on Palestinian Folklore, but he translated it for us as well! Bashar says this about himself:

"I was born in Kufr-Ein(...)

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The Artas Lettuce Festival 2007 in a Lettuce Leaf

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:


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 drama(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival 2007: 6 Crowds Settling In–Who was There?

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.06.2007:


Even dignitaries were not assured of getting a seat, as the waiting crowds somehow occupied those reserved for them. The crowd was diverse. The Palestinian dignitaries included Bassem Salhi, Minister of Culture, who sponsored the festival, Dr. Kholoud Daibes, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Marwan Khader, Deputy Go(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival 2007:16 Zajjel Duo Nabib and Muthanna

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 06.06.2007:


In order to develop audience appreciation for the richness of Palestinian traditions, different types of Palestinian folklore were featured. Famous Zajjel Duo Najib and Muthanna set out at 2 am the previous evening from Jenin to make it in time for the Artas Lettuce Festival. To allow audiences to better und(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival Final Program

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

of

The Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

Thursday, April 12-Sunday, April 15 2005

With Abdul Aziz Abul Hadbeh

The Artas Folklore Center

Day 1 Thursday, April 12, 2007

Opening and Performances

Location Activity Time

Artas Valley Gathering 1:00

Official Openi(...)

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Guide to the Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival (2007)

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2007:

[This is the text of the keepsake Festival Guide of the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival (2007)]

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

"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(...)

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Ahdaf Soueif: Art of resistance

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 22.10.2006:

Ahdaf Soueif on how Palestinians are reaching out across the globe creatively

Saturday October 21, 2006

The Guardian

Last Saturday at the Festival of Palestinian Literature in Manchester, Salma Khadra Jayyusi walked slowly to a microphone in a large auditorium. Poet, critic, academic and translator, Professor Jayyusi, now frail and a little hard of hearing, is the undispu(...)

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Palestinian Dance Education under Occupation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 16.10.2006:

Need or Frill?

By Omar Barghouti

Despite an almost obvious and persistent need to promote creativity, imagination and freedom of expression as crucial ingredients in cultural development, dance as a form of spiritual and cultural education as well as a useful medium in education has been virtually non-existent in the formal education system in the occupied Palestinian territory (...)

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