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October 5, 2013

بقلم بدور حسن*

لم يتفاجأ أحد حين أعلنت فرقة الفانك-روك الأردنية أوتوستراد نيّتها إقامة حفلات في فلسطين وهضبة الجولان المحتلتين بين الخامس والثاني عشر من أكتوبر. جولة أوتوستراد -التي تشمل عروضًا في رام الله والقدس ويافا والناصرة وحيفا والجولان- لن تكون الزيارة الأولى للفرقة إلى فلسطين المحتلة، ففي ديسمبر الماضي غنّت الفرقة في الناصرة المحتلة، متجاهلة بالكامل مطالبات فلسطينية بإلغاء الحفلة. كثير من الفلسطينيين والفلسطينيات داخل الخط الأخضر يعدّون زيارات كهذه تطبيعًا، كون دخول الأراضي المحتلة عام 1948 يتطلب إصدار تأشيرة من سفارة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي. ورغم أن جولة أوتوستراد لم تكن مستغرَبة على الإطلاق، إلا أنها تعيد إثارة النقاش حول زيارات الفنّانين والفنّانات العرب إلى فلسطين المحتلة.

لكن قبل تفنيد الحجج التي يستخدمها هؤلاء الفنانون وداعموهم لتبرير العروض في فلسطين المحتلة، يجب توضيح ثلاث نقاط هامة:

أولًا: هذه المقالة تناقش حصرًا زيارات الفنانين العرب غير الفلسطينيين إلى فلسطين. فللفنانين والمثقفين من أصول فلسطينية كما لكل لاجيء ولاجئة...

Photos &Video: Labess & Amal Methlouthi in Amman | صور وفيديو: فرقة لاباس وأمال مثلوثي في عمّان

July 7, 2013

اختتم مهرجان موسيقى البلد الأحد الماضي بحفلين لفرقة لاباس من الجزائر والموسيقية أمال مثلوثي من تونس، تفاعل معها الجمهور الكبير الذي ملأ درجات مسرح الأوديون الروماني في وسط البلد بالرقص والغناء. وكان المهرجان، الذي يقام مرة كل عامين، قد استمر ستة أيام وقدّم عروضاً لموسيقيين وفرق من الأردن ولبنان ومصر وفلسطين وتونس والجزائر.

الصور بعدسة حسام دعنة، الفيديو من إعداد محمد حجازي

Labess group from Algeria and singer/songwriter Amal Methlouthi from Tunisia performed last week in Amman to a large crowd at the Odeon theater downtown, concluding this year's edition of Al-Balad Music Festival. The Festival, which takes place once every two years, featured bands and musicians from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. Photos by Hussam Da'anah. Video by Mohammad Hijazi. Music-Festival9 Music-Festival11 Music-Festival2 Music-Festival

Photos &Video: Dum Tak Alternative Arabic Music Festival | صور وفيديو: مهرجان دم تك للموسيقى العربية البديلة

June 6, 2013

استضافت عمّان الأسبوع الماضي مجموعة متميزة من الفرق الموسيقية العربية إضافة إلى فرق من الأردن في مهرجان دم تاك للموسيقى العربية البديلة.

المهرجان أقيم على مدار خمسة أيام في نادي البشارات للغولف، وضم عروضاً لخمسة عشر فرقة هي: آخر زفير، المربع، علاء وردي – هيجان وأتوسراد وجدل وزائد ناقص (من الأردن) وتوت أرض ودام (من فلسطين) ومشروع ليلى وفريق الأطرش (من لبنان) وسلالم ووسط البلد ومسار اجباري وكايروكي – زاب ثروت (من مصر) بالإضافة إلى التعاون الموسيقي بين زيد حمدان (لبنان) ومي وليد (مصر).

تالياً صور وفيديو من اليوم الأخير الذي ضم جدل، آخر زفير، ومشروع ليلى.

الصور بعدسة حسام دعنة، فيديو محمد حجازي

Fifteen of the leading alternative Arab bands came together in Amman last week in the first edition of the Dum Tak Festival, which was organized by Art Medium and held at the Bisharat Golf Club. The line-up included Akher Zafeer, Jadal, Alaa Wardi/Hayajan, Autostrad, and Za'ed Naqes (from...

Events in Amman, December 11 – 17

December 11, 2011

This week's arts and culture features an exciting number of concerts by local, regional and international artists that cater to different tastes; you have Iraqi Oud player Khyam Allami, German musician Roger Reckless and his band, live Jazz by Yacoub Abu Ghosh Quartet, an evening of poetry and music by Zahi Wehbe and Macadi Nahhas, Arabic Rock with Jordanian band Jadal, a tribute to oriental violin by Yarub Smeirat, a Christmas concert by Dozan wa Awtar, and a festival of sacred music organized by the French Cultural Center in Amman, Madaba, and the Dead Sea. The Goethe Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary with five days of German films from five different decades. Nabad Gallery is hosting an exhibition on art and design featuring works by some of Jordan's top artists including Sina Ata, Omar Bilbeisi, Yazan Hijazin, Sahel...

Events in Amman, October 23 – 29

October 23, 2011

This week's agenda includes a number of concerts that cater to different tastes, from classical music celebrating Franz Liszt's bicentennial, to jazz with Yacoub Abu Ghosh Quartet at Canvas, to an evening with Ala Shahin at Music House, and an evening with different Jordanian bands and musicians at the Culture Palace. Tonight in the park across from the National Gallery of Fine Arts, VJ Um Amel joins DJ Ma'at for an evening of electronica and world beats against a remixed display of several musicals from Egyptian cinema including Lahn el-Wafa' (1955) starring Abdel Halim Hafez and Chadia; 'Afrita Hanem (1948) starring Samia Gamal and Farid El-Atrache; and Fatma (1947) by Ahmed Badrakhan with visualizations of social media, art, and design emerging from the revolutions of dignity spreading across the Middle East and North Africa. You also have a number of...

Events in Amman, July 3 – 8

July 3, 2011

Music events dominate Amman's arts and culture agenda this week, with some great concerts scheduled every single day. After a week of very successful and eclectic shows, Al Balad Music Festival concludes tonight with a performance by French/Algerian musician Suad Massi at the Roman Amphitheater. Word has it tickets are almost out. Dozan wa Awtar has one last concert this season, performing with the Whiffenpoofs from Yale University, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. For classical Arabic music, check out the Amman Arab Music Ensemble on Monday night and Bayt Al-Ruwwad group on Wednesday night, both conducted by Sakher Hattar. On Thursday Ateek Ensemble presents Troubadour, Classical chamber music with an oriental flavour accompanied by a whirling dervish, and on Friday, Jordanian musician Salam and his band take the stage at Jara Theater. In other events, don't miss three talks...

Events in Amman, June 13 – 18

June 13, 2011

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Tareq Abu Kwaik - El Morabba3 at Souk Jara"][/caption] This week, the Jordan Media Institute has its open day featuring a round table discussion with Zaven kouyoumjian from Future TV) and Caroline faraj from CNN Arabic. The day is also an excellent opportunity for those interested in the Institute's Masters program in journalism and new media to find out more before the application deadline. The 17th Franco Arab Film Festival kicks off this coming Saturday with an exciting schedule of narrative and documentary films from Arab and Francophone countries. You also have an artist talk at Darat Al-Funun on their new exhibition in collaboration with Tate Modern: Out of Place. There's also a concert featuring spanish guitar player Marco Socías with the Amman Symphony Orchestra, El Morabba3 live at Jara Theater, and Bayt Al-Ruwwad with their weekly concert of Arabic...

Events in Amman, May 29 – June 4

May 29, 2011

This coming Friday is World No Tobacco Day Celebration, and it's marked with a special event here in Amman with music and dancing with DJ Tully, and performances by the Harley Owners Group, Al-Riyadi Basketball Team, the Source MMA, Freeway Dance Studios, and our National Football Team stars. Don't miss it this weekend at the Riyadi Aramex club playground in Abdoun. After the huge success of their last concert, Mozart Requiem, Dozan wa Awtar are back with a night of favorite Arabic songs, titled "Lamma Bada", on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at the Ahliyyah School for Girls in Jabal Amman. On Monday the Royal Film Commission is screening the Palestinian documentary Maria’s Grotto, which explores the issue of honor killings through the stories of four women and exposes the magnitude of this issue in Palestine. The screening will...

7iber: The Week in Culture, 30 January

January 30, 2011

This post is a new weekly feature highlighting through pictures, cultural events in Jordan. We welcome your submissions to events you have attended and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

Created by Sierra West, for 7iber.com

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Events in Amman, September 5 – 8

September 5, 2010

It's the last week of Ramadan, and it's probably fair to say that while the agenda got smaller, there was more happening in terms of arts and culture this year than previous Ramadans. As we share this week's calendar, we want to hear from you: how did you spend your evenings this Ramadan? What were your favorite places to hang out? Did you spend more time at home? Let us know. As for this week's events; this month's version of Amman Tech Tuesdays will be a small Ramadan gathering over qatayef to discuss the future of Amman TT and how it can better serve the technology eco-system. Turtle Green is again hosting a Hussam Abed for a puppet show and storytelling from Palestine Folklore. You also have the chance to enjoy a fun biking exercise in Dabouq Monday night with the Bike Rush team, and a number of live gigs in cafes around...