Live Music, Art Talk, and Film Screenings in Amman this Week

February 24, 2013

This week is packed with all kinds of film screenings. On Sunday and Monday the Royal Film Commission hosts a screening of short films by Jordanian university students, followed by discussion with the filmmakers

Rainbow Theatre is hosting a two-day Hindi film festival, featuring “Chak De India!” and “3 Idiots”. Chak De India tells the story of India’s women’s national field hockey team with its sixteen contentious players and the coach that turned them into a champion team.

Jerusalem-based art curator and director of The Palestinian Museum will be delivering a lecture on how “To Become an Artist” amid an astringent cultural, social political and economic atmosphere, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC). Persekian, the founder and director of Anadiel Gallery and the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, sees the protagonists of the art movements as “real examples for progress, cooperation and unity.”

A number of musical concerts and gigs are planned this week, including Zaman Al Zaatar’s live gig at Blue Fig on Sunday, solo our concert by Syrian musician Maher Mahmoud at Jadal cafe on Tuesday, and live jazz by the Yacoub Abu Ghosh Quartet at [email protected]é on Wednesday. The huge-turn out at their live gigs at The Corner encouraged the band to make it a weekly ritual and switch venues to [email protected]é in order to accommodate the growing crowd of jazz fans.

Rainbow Theatre is organising a CD release event/convert – El 3arabi Mokh, featuring DJ Sotusura, Boikutt, Deeb, Edd, and Khotta Ba.

Jadal is also organizing a three-day book fair in collaboration “Azbakiah Amman”, starting Wednesday. The exhibition will offer a collection of used books in both English and Arabic for discounted prices up to 50%.

For details on these events and more, check out 7iber’s calendar.

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