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Arabesque

Arabesque

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Location: 
Kennedy Center, Washington DC

ARTS OF THE ARAB WORLD

An exhibition that unveil the cultural treasures of the Arab world in this The Kennedy Center.  This international festival showcases various cultures of the 22 Arab nations (including the Union of Comoros) that represent the Arabic-speaking world. From the Arabian Gulf to the Levant to North Africa-this region of the world is the birthplace of human civilization and features extraordinary diversity in geography, traditions, landscape, religion, and contemporary aesthetics. In cooperation with the League of Arab States, the three-week festival brings together artists, many of whom are making their U.S. debut, in performances of music, dance, and theater, as well as exhibitions featuring art installations, fashion, a soundscape, cuisine, a marketplace, and much more. Discover the evolution of art forms born from the cradle of human civilization. Experience an amazing breadth of culture that spans both eons and continents.

 

NAWAL'S CONCERT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

Nawal performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on February 28th 2009 during the Arabesque festival.  Known as the “Voice of Comoros," Nawal is also the first Comoran woman singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to give performances at the Kennedy Center. Her music style is a mixture of an acoustic roots-based fusion and compelling and beautifull lyrics in a wave of rhythmical sound of her mother land.