A Talk on Tunisia’s Transition, Live Music, and More Events in Amman This Week

الأحد 29 آذار 2015

Tunisia’s transition experience is the subject of a talk to be held this week at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, by Mehdi Jomaa, former head of the Tunisian government. He will shed light on the key factors that led to the success of Tunisia’s democratic transition and will present the challenges the country faces as it moves forward. (Wednesday, at 6:30 pm).

This coming weekend, head over to the beautiful National Gallery Park in Jabal Luweibdeh for an outdoor concert of Arabic rock by the Jordanian band Jadal. (Saturday April 4, at 7:00 pm, tickets 10 JDs).

Dozan: The Small Group presents a musical show titled “Dozaneh Around the World in 80 Minutes”, directed by Nedy Muna. (From Tuesday until Sunday at 8:00 pm, at Rainbow theater, tickets 25 JDs).

The Egyptian band Salalem is playing two gigs in Amman this week, one at Canvas in Jabal Luweibdeh hosted by the TBA collective (Thursday at 10:00 pm, tickets JD10), and one at Corner’s Pub (Friday, 8:00 pm, free entry).

Jadal Culture is hosting Dr. Silke Schmidt for a talk titled “(Re-) Framing the Arab/Muslim; Mediating Orientalism in Modern Arab American Life Writing”, based on the author’s book by the same title, published in October 2014 . (Tuesday, 8:00 pm).

Also on Tuesday, the Abdel-Hamid Shoman Foundation is screening the silent American film “Modern Times”, which is considered Charlie Chaplin’s last “silent” film, although he uses sound, vocal, and musical effects throughout. The film tells the story of the tramp who struggles to live in modern industrial society, with the help of a young homeless woman. (Tuesday, 6:30 pm).

Don’t miss this month’s Souq El-Sodfeh this Saturday from noon until 6:00 pm. It’s a local farmers’ and craft market hosted by “Khorddah”, and includes various activities such as storytelling for children.

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