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Sorbonne Performing Arts Exhibition opening and Concert

When:27-Oct-2017. From 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Where:Auditorium & Atrium

Contact:+971 (0)2 65 69 555 / [view map]

Audience:Open to the Public

Composer and musician Marcel Khalife celebrates a symbol of peace, the olive tree in Palestine.

Debwania’s photograhies will make you discover the strengh and depth of this symbol while Marcel Khalife’s enchanting rhythms will take you through a middle-eastern journey.

Know more about

Marcel Khalife
Born in June 10, 1950 in Amchit, Lebanon, he studied the oud (the Arabic lute) at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music and graduated in 1971, and, ever since, has been injecting a new life into the oud. Marcel Khalife’s works has been critically acclaimed both in the Arab World and worldwide. His creativity, innovations and his educational and humanitarian concerns and contributions to the promotion of arts and Culture in the Arab world has earned him tens of awards in the Arab World and Internationally. Upon his receipt of the National Palestine Medal for Arts and Culture in 2001, Khalife contributed the financial part of the Award to the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine. The Conservatory has since established in his name an annual music competition under the title of The Marcel Khalife National Music Competition grants young gifted musicians financial support for their continued music education. In June 2005 Marcel Khalife was named UNESCO Artist for Peace for his artistic achievement and humanitarian contributions.

Hanan Awad, known to most as Debwania is a Palestinian American academic. She is currently a researcher at University of Central Oklahoma with a focus on the Middle East. She loves photography, reading and visiting Palestine during the olive harvest.

Her many visits to Palestine got her interested in the forced displacement of the Jahalin Bedouins, a concept that now stands as the main emphasis of her research.

Tickets on sale on October 8, 2017

Dress code: smart casual

Organised by Debwania

Mark your calendars and see you then !