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SF Middle Eastern Music meetup -Ya Hala - August 24th, Golden Gate Park

From: Hooman
Sent on: Monday, August 4, 2008 9:32 PM

Ya Hala - 14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival
Date: Sunday, August 24th, 12 - 6 pm
Location: County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park
Cover: $6

Full event listing:

To attend:
1) RSVP by the deadline (limit 10 "Yes" RSVP)
2) Meet us at the front entrance to the County Fair Building at noon

About the event: On August 24, San Francisco's Arab Cultural and Community Center will present our 14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival, the largest celebration of Arab heritage in Northern California. This day-long event will showcase the arts, entertainment, food, traditions, and most importantly the spirit of the Arab and Arab-American people, and their contributions to the Bay Area's cultural landscape. This year's theme, Ya Hala (Welcome) expresses the tradition of hospitality and generosity that is a hallmark of Arab culture throughout the world.

Featured Performers: North African rai music by Tunisian artist MC Rai. Egyptian folkloric dance by Yasser Darwish. Lebanese, Egyptian and khaleejy (Arabian Gulf) music by the Georges Lammam Ensemble, Arab-American hip hop by Washington's Iron Sheik, traditional Palestinian dabkeh dance by Al-Juthoor, poetry by Dina Omar, and more.

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Check out our calendar for other upcoming events
Cafe Bellie - Belly Dancing at Ashkenaz, August 10th
Mohsen Namjoo - Palace of Fine Arts, September 6th

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