Music is the highlight of this week in Amman – so many concerts and gigs taking place. A group of local artists and musicians put together an event titled “Exit to School” to support the children of Gaza, and saturday’s show features performances by al-Hannouneh group, Autostrad, Tareq Al-Jundi, Sahar Khalifeh, Arabic rappers Samm and Psycholas, and a new band led by Tareq Abu Kwaik called Al Morabba3. That’s definitely one concert you don’t want to miss.
Starting this week, Chapter 11 will be playing two weekly live jazz gigs instead of just one. So besides Tuesdays at Canvas, you can enjoy their live show every Friday at the newly opened Cafe de Paris in Jabal Luweibdeh.
There’s Soprano Nicole Taylor singing spiritual music in celebration of African-American history month. It’s also Wild Scotland Week in Amman, and it includes an exhibition, a fun talk about textile design, and a number of concerts. And of course, there’s plenty more, from exhibition openings, to theater, films, and talk. So read on… plan your week, and don’t forget: You can contribute to the Calendar.
Sunday January 31, 2010
Book of the Week, “Intelligence in Islam, Legitimacy and Goals”, presentation and discussion led by Dr. Mohammad Khraisat, at the Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.
Opening of Exhibition “Wild Order” – Photographs by Sami Nabeel, at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, 6:00 pm.
Monday February 1, 2010
Shoman Culture Forum
Lecture: “Priorities of Educating Arab Youth Under the Negative Shadows of Cultural Globalization,” by Professor at the German Jordanian University Dr. Safa’ Shweihat. Abdul Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm
Paintings by Elmer Dumlao, at Zara Gallery. 6:30 pm
Tuesday February 2, 2010
Tuesdays at the Darat
Presentation: The Studio. Darat Al-Funun. 6:00 pm.
The studio is a new creative space located in the heart of Amman combining a gallery and a printmaking studio. Founded by four Jordanian artists, ‘the studio’ was established to provide a home for printmaking and other visual arts in a practical environment.
“Song for the Equinox” by Mona Saudi. At Jacaranda Images. 6:00 pm. Exhibition runs until February 28.
Greek Film “Landscape in the Mist.” Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation. 6:30 pm.
Chapter 11 – Live Jazz, Canvas, 9:00 pm. For reservations and more information: 064632211
Nicole Taylor, Soprano, with Daniel Ernst on piano. In celebration of African-American History Month. Al-Hussein Cultural Center. 7:30 pm.