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AUB Music Concerts – Free! and All are welcome!

In Event, Music on May 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Two Special Concerts in Assembly Hall at AUB

The AUB Choir and Choral Society
with
The National Lebanese Chamber Orchestra
Paul Meers, Conductor

The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Yasmina Sabbah, soprano, Yara Abu Er Rubb, mezzo soprano, Ziad Nehme, tenor, Hadi Kafhreddine, bass

Monday, May 10, 2010
7pm precisely in Assembly Hall

The hall will open at 6:35pm on both nights, First come First seated!

For Monday night program details click here

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Zoad Mehme, tenor
Francios Salignat, piano

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
7pm precisely in Assembly Hall

The hall will open at 6:35pm on both nights, First come First seated!

For Wednesday night program information click here.

Home Works V – Ashkal Alwan, beginning April 21st!

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Music, Theater on April 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

Home Works V:
A Forum on Cultural Practices

Wednesday, April 21st

Dance Performance: Israel Galvan, “Solo”, 9 pm PREMIER EVENT
Thursday, April 22nd

Exhibition openings at Beirut Art Center, 3 pm
Launch of Ashkal Alwan for Contemporary Arts and The Home Works Academy & Cocktail, 5 pm
Exhibition openings at the Home Works Academy, 6 pm
Dance Performance: Yalda Younes, “I Have Come”, 10 pm
Friday, April 23rd

Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 11 am
Dance Performance: Yalda Younes, “I Have Come”, 5 pm repeat
Lecture: Raja Shehadeh, “A Rift in Time, Travels of my Ottoman Uncle: A Book Presentation”, 6 pm
Lecture: Farouk Mardam Bey, 8 pm on the odd years
Music and Video Performance: Daniele Camarda, Jacopo Carreras, Raed El Khazen, Lana Daher, Jana Saleh, “Primal Spheres in a Brave New World”, 10 pm
Saturday, April 24th

Panel: “Where is Beirut, Ramallah, Cairo… From the Saadiyat Island”: Walid Raad moderator, Vasif Kortun, Andrew Ross, Shumon Basar, Nada Shabout, Mishaal Al Gergawi,
1st part: 11 am
2nd part: 4 pm
Lecture & Book launch: Fadi Toufiq, “The New Killer”, 7:30 pm
Workshop and Colloquium with pad.ma“Don’t Wait for the Archive: Archiving Practices and Futures of the Image”, 4:30 pm
Film Screening & Panel: “A Season Outside”/”Zones of Conflict” part 1: T.J. Demos moderator, Amar Kanwar & Faisal Devji, 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 25th

Lecture: Nizar Saghieh, “Beyond Communitarianism: What Captures the City’s Heart”, 12:30 pm
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 1: Reem Fadda moderator, Anton Vidokle, Klaus Knoll/Cella, Clare Davis, 3 pm
Lecture: Thomas Keenan, “A language that needs no translation – on war as a form of discourse”, 6 pm
Lecture: Ali Fayyad, 8 pm
Music performance, Darbuka & Dehollo: Misirli Ahmet, 10 pm
Monday, April 26th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am
Lecture: Ayse Gul Altinay, 6 pm on militarism
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 2: Walid Sadek moderator, Okwui Enwezor, Alessandro Petti/Sandi Hilal, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 27th

Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 11 am repeat
Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Lecture: Jalal Toufic, “Don’t Go to Hell for the Sake of Finishing Watching the Film”, 6 pm as part of “In and Out of Education”
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 3: Gregory Sholette moderator, Yazid Anani, Judi Wertein, Charles Esche, 7 pm
Performance: “Photo-Romance”: Rabih Mroue & Lina Saneh, with Charbel Haber, 10 pm
Wednesday, April 28th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am repeat
Performance: “Photo-Romance”: Rabih Mroue & Lina Saneh, with Charbel Haber, 5 pm repeat
Film Screening & panel: “November”/”Zones of Conflict” part 2: Hito Steyerl & T.J. Demos, 6 pm
Performance: Boris Charmatz dance, Mederic Collignon pocket trumpet, voice, “Improvisation”, 8 pm
Thursday, April 29th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Artist Presentation: Hiwa K, “As if an Arts School”, 6 pm
Talk: Kodwo Eschun & Steve Goodman, 7:30 pm on sound & citizenry
Performance: Antonia Baehr, “Laugh”, 10 pm
Friday, April 30th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am repeat
Performance: Antonia Baehr, “Laugh”, 5 pm repeat
Lecture: Mohammed Soueid, “The Loneliness of Dust”, 6 pm
Performance: The Otolith Group, “Communists Like Us”, 8 pm
Film Screening: Harun Farocki, “Immersion”, 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 1st

Lecture: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 11 am on sound & citizenry
Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 1 pm repeat
Artist Talk: Setareh Shahbazi, “Reverse Diary The Secret of atmospheric Pictures III”, 3 pm
Lecture: Youssef Tohme, 5 pm on sound & citizenry
Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Lecture: Abbas Beydoun, 7 pm on odd years
Music Performance: Rima Khcheich & Rabih Mroue, “A Minute Late”, 9:30 pm

Exhibitions:

Ruanne Abou- Rahme and Basel Abbas
Tala al-Kazafi
Ayreen Anastas
Marwa Arsanios
Vartan Avakian
Broomberg & Chanarian
Decolonizing Architecture
Cevdet Erek
Shahab Fotouhi
Ghassan Helwani
Amal Issa
Bengu Karaduman
Hassan Khan
Maha Maamoun
Christodoulos Panayiotou
Marwan Rechmaoui
Raed Yassin
Ala Younis
Publication Projects:

Rayya Badran
Fadi Abdallah

Please note that the above list is subject to minor changes.
Our screening program will follow soon.

Talk20 Beirut 4th Edition – March 26th

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Music on March 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Talk20 is a gathering for all you who are interested in what is up and coming in Beirut’s art, architecture, and design scene. Take part in conversations involving the fusion of ideological, geographic and disciplinary boundaries and get a behind the scenes scope on current successful designers, artists and musicians in Beirut. The forum will begin with a series of short presentations selected and narrated by a variety of students, professors and professionals. Presenters will include Sharif Sehnaoui (Irtijal musician), Sarah Beydoun (designer of Sarah’s Bag), Karim Moussawer (architect for PARALX) among other architects, artists, and designers. At 6pm, expect to hear live performances by experimental musicians and vocalists, Youmna Saba and Sharif Sehnaoui. Get a juicy taste of Beirut’s art scene this evening.

Place Charles Hostler Center Auditorium, AUB, Lower Campus
Time 6pm-8pm

UNTITLED TRACKS – book launch Tonight!

In Event, Fine Arts, Music on March 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
Gruen Eatery
Street:
Gefinor Center, Clemenceau
City/Town:
Beirut, Lebanon

We proudly announce the launch of the book UNTITLED TRACKS, a bilingual publication exploring alternative music in Beirut through texts and photos.

The photographs are taken by TANYA TRABOULSI.
The book is edited by ZIAD NAWFAL and GHALYA SAADAWI.
Contributing writers include SERGE ABIAAD, SETH AYYAZ, RAYYA BADRAN, CHARBEL HABER, WALID SADEK and KAELEN WILSON-GOLDIE.

UNTITLED TRACKS is published by AMERS Editions, in collaboration with Lebanon’s Ministry of Culture, the Office of Tourism for Lebanon in France, and Mrs. Nayla Audi.

The launch will feature showcases by the following musicians:
FAREEQ EL ATRASH
THE INCOMPETENTS
DJ LETHAL SKILLZ
YOUMNA SABA
and SCRAMBLED EGGS

We look forward to seeing you there!

[This launching event is sponsored by GRUEN EATERY, 961 BEER, TUNEFORK RECORDING STUDIOS and WOODY NAUFAL]

2 Festivals and 1 long week of art, events, lectures, exhibtions and more!

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Music, Theater on March 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Irtijal” – Free Improvisation in Lebanon

International free improvised music festival in Lebanon. Free Improvisation Music Festival.

http://www.irtijal.org/

BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance

BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance was launched in 2004 as the Beirut International Dance Festival

http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/1491.html

Ashkal Alwan – The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan, would like to announce: Home Works V: A Forum on Cultural Practices. April 22nd – May 1st, 2010

.http://www.ashkalalwan.org/main.aspx