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One of the most celebrated Arab musicians and composers, oud player Marcel Khalifé and his group pay tribute to the late contemporary Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who was a great influence on Khalifé's music.
In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context.
Created by Palestinian artists as a response to the conflict in their homeland, Alive from Palestine features actors from the Al-Kasaba Theater & Cinematheque in Ramallah telling their diverse life stories.
Belgium's Compagnie Thor makes its DC debut with Artistic Director and choreographer Thierry Smits's D'ORIENT, born out of his passion for the Middle East.
Cie La BARAKA makes its D.C. premiere under the artistic direction of choreographer Abou Lagraa, fusing hip-hop, contemporary dance, and multimedia visuals to stunning effect.
Syria's Ensemble Al-Kindi, currently rated among the best groups devoted to classical Arab music, joins with the Whirling Dervishes of Aleppo for an evening of music and dance.