Al-Bustan and Trinity Center for Urban Life are pleased to present the 3rd annual AHLAN!
Join us on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
Location: TRINITY CENTER FOR URBAN LIFE – 22nd and Spruce St, Center City Philadelphia
FREE Admission for All Ages | RSVP HERE
Al-Bustan says Ahlan! (Welcome!) and invites the Philadelphia area community to experience Arab arts and culture. Click here to see photos from Ahlan 2016 event.
Featuring Al-Bustan artists, master teachers, and students, this participatory event celebrates the work of Al-Bustan and brings together community members for an afternoon of friendship, art-making and live music.
2:00 – 5:00 Art-making Stations with Teaching Artists:
Collective Mural, Geometry & Pattern-Making, Henna Art, Nasij Poetry, Take Your Alphabet Photo
Light Fare/Beverages and Merchandise for Sale
Dance & Music Demonstrations:
2:15 – 2:45 Dabkeh (line dance) with Ibrahim Miari – with audience participation
3:00 – 3:45 Drumming Circle with Hafez Kotain – Bring Your Own Drum!
4:00 – 4:45 Al-Bustan Ensemble: Kinan Abou-afach, Hafez Kotain, and Serge El Helou – with audience sing along
Shukran to our Co-Sponsors:
Santander Bank • RBTS Inc. • Assad & Mary Jebara Foundation • University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, Greenfield Intercultural Center, and Penn Arab Student Society