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Ahlan 2017: Experience Arab Arts

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25 July, 2017
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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture's Ahlan 2016
Al-Bustan’s Ahlan 2016

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

AHLAN – Welcome! Experience Arab Arts & Culture | 2-5:00pm
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