Live Music, Jordanian and International Films, and More

May 20, 2013

7iber’s Hashtag Debates are back, this time in collaboration with the Abdul Hamid Shoman Foundation. We’ll be discussing “How Do We Save Higher Education?“, with Dr. Ikhlaif Tarawnah, president of the University of Jordan, Dr. Hanan Malkawi, vice president of Yarmouk University, and Amr Mansour, president of UJ’s student union. (Monday at 6:30 pm)

This week offers a variety of live music options; The Arab Jazz Quartet, headed by Maher Hanhan, will be paying tribute to the jazz Diva Ella Fitzgerald this week for three nights in a row at Oobé (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30 pm). Jazz band Black Ice will be playing at Blue Fig a mixture of jazz, blues, Latin jazz funk and fusion music. (Tuesday at 9:00 pm)

Jordanian singer/songwriter Macadi Nahhas will be performing at Al Hussein Cultural Center (Thursday at 7:00 pm) in an event commemorating the 65th anniversary of Al-Nakba. Nahhas is known for reviving Arab folkloric songs with a contemporary twist.

Amman-based singer/songwriter Nabil Gonzalez, who goes by the name Dinosaurs and Astronauts, will be performing folk/indie music live at the coffee shop Bargo’s, in a cosy and intimate setting. (Thursday at 8:00 pm)

Dodi Tabaa’s latest exhibition, The Pixel Lightbox Society, opened yesterday at Jacaranda Images Gallery. Tabaa has been working as a multimedia artist for almost 30 years now, with numerous exhibitions held across the world under her belt. The Pixel Lightbox Society utilises pixels and light to create a unique visual experience.

The Jordanian production Home-Xeky will premiere this week at the Rainbow Theater, and will continue to be screened throughout the week. “Home” is a non-narrative film that pans over the lands of the Caucasus, the historical homeland of the Circassian people, highlighting their spiritual journey.

Also in the film department, the Shoman Foundation will be screening the German film NaPola, about a boxer that gets into an Nazi high school that offers its students various benefits and privileges. Other international films to be screened this week include I Wish, a Japanese film about a 12-year old struggling with his parents’ divorce and his family being torn apart, and Blancanieves, an adaptation of Snow White set in Seville in the 1920’s and centred on the story of a female bullfighter, both at Rainbow Cinema.

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

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