Arab Festival 2013


ARAB FESTIVAL: NASEEJ — Weaving the Threads of Arab Culture

October 12-13, 2013 – Seattle Center, WA

We hope you’ve already read the Arab Festival Home Page, which gives the history of the Arab Festival and its mission.

Featured Performers: Simon Shaheen Ensemble

Local Featured Band: House of Tarab

Special Guests: Arabic Melodies from Portland, OR

Don’t miss the “A is for Arab” Exhibit in the Armory (Center House)

Dance performances include: Audrey Larue, Benat Sahar, Dahlia, Elisa Gamal, Jafra Dabke, Janelle Bel Isle, Karavans, Lebanese Girls Debke, Malia, Sabura, Shahrazad, Zulaika

Music performances not listed above include: Ashraf’s Ensemble, Fathia Atallah, George Sadak, Maurice Sadak Rouman, Tarik Bentlemsani, Taibo, Malitial MaliMob, Naseem Band, SK, Sons of Hagar, Deima Elnatour, Mostafa, Ghassan Alqaisy, Fathalla

Talks/demos/panels/etc: ACW Book Club, Afifi Durr, Christina Fusch, Hisham Gaber, Oraib Kabbani,  Hiba Risheg, Simon Shaheen, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Mary Toutonghi, Zulaika

Vendor and Advertising deadlines have passed.  Donations still gratefully accepted!

The Arab Festival is part of Festál, which is a series of over 20 cultural festivals that take place at Seattle Center.
Festál SPONSORS include: 4Culture, Boeing, Coca-Cola, KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, RealNetworks, Seattle Center Foundation, T-Mobile,  the Washington State Arts Commission and Wells Fargo.
The Arab Center has also been granted funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, WESTAF, The Washington State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
New this year: 24K Gold Sponsor: Shoreline Community College
14K Gold Sponsors: City of Bellevue and Teller & Associates
Su Nelson, Festival Coordinator

2013 Festival Program