Al-Bustan is pleased to present AHLAN! on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
Location: TRINITY CENTER FOR URBAN LIFE – 22nd and Spruce St, Center City Philadelphia
FREE Admission for All Ages | RSVP Requested
Al-Bustan says Ahlan! (Welcome!) and invites the Philadelphia area community to experience Arab arts and culture. Click here to seee photos from Ahlan 2015 event.
Featuring Al-Bustan artists, master teachers, and students, this participatory event celebrates the work of Al-Bustan and brings together families and individuals for an afternoon of friendship, art-making and live music.
2:00 – 5:00 Art-making Stations with Teaching Artists:
Geometry & Pattern-Making, Collective Poetry, Map Your Journey, Arabic Alphabet Photo Booth, Henna Art
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 Takht Ensemble with Penn Arabic Choir – with audience sing along
ALF SHUKR to Co-Sponsors: Trinity Center for Urban Life, Qatar Foundation International, Hogan & Vandenberg LLC, Basem and Muna Hishmeh, RBTS Inc; Assad & Mary Jebara Foundation, University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Arab Student Society, Lebanese Club, Middle East Center, and Greenfield Intercultural Center