Events in Amman, July 3 – 8


Music events dominate Amman’s arts and culture agenda this week, with some great concerts scheduled every single day. After a week of very successful and eclectic shows, Al Balad Music Festival concludes tonight with a performance by French/Algerian musician Suad Massi at the Roman Amphitheater. Word has it tickets are almost out.

Dozan wa Awtar has one last concert this season, performing with the Whiffenpoofs from Yale University, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.

For classical Arabic music, check out the Amman Arab Music Ensemble on Monday night and Bayt Al-Ruwwad group on Wednesday night, both conducted by Sakher Hattar. On Thursday Ateek Ensemble presents Troubadour, Classical chamber music with an oriental flavour accompanied by a whirling dervish, and on Friday, Jordanian musician Salam and his band take the stage at Jara Theater.

In other events, don’t miss three talks planned by Tareeq tomorrow titled Beyond Gated Communities at Naqsh Design House. Speaker are Samer Bagaeen, Ph.D., Rami Daher, Ph.D, and Sarah Abdul-Majod, M.A.
You also have Venezuelan Film Days at the Royal Film Commission, Green Art Project exhibition at Zara, a special edition of Ta3leeleh reflecting identity, Amman Tech Tuesdays, and more. Read on for details.

Suad Massi

Sunday July 3, 2011

Green Art Project Exhibition, Zara Center, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Al Balad Music Festival closing concert: Suad Massi, at the Roman Amphitheater, 8:00 pm. Tickets JD 12 and 25, sold at Turtle Green and Music Box.

Monday July 4, 2011

Concert by the Amman Arab Music Ensemble, Sakher Hattar (conductor), at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 7:30 pm.

Ta3leeleh – Reflecting on Identity, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.

Beyond Gated Communities, three talks organized by Tareeq and the German Jordanian University, at Naqsh Design House (Bilal Hammad Office Building), Amman, 6:00 pm. For more info call 0777702300

Tuesday July 5, 2011

Dozan wa Awtar in a joint performance with the Whiffenpoofs from Yale University, at Zara Expo Theater, near Grand Hyatt Amman, at 8:00pm. Tickets JD 10 are available at The Good Bookshop on Rainbow Street or with choir members. For more information call 0777-334-777

Performance by musicians from the Opera Theatre in Milan “Teatro alla Scala” at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre at 7:00pm.

Film program at Darat Al Funun curated by filmmaker Annmarie Jacir
Screening of “Waiting for Happiness” by Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania, at Darat Al Funun, 7:30 pm.

Venezuelan Film Days: Brother (Hermano), by Marcel Rasquin, 106 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, at the Royal Film Commission, 8:30 pm.

Amman Tech Tuesdays (#AmmanTT): IT Industry Edition, at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), 7:00 pm

Wednesday July 6, 2011

 

Venezuelan Film: Habana Eva

Venezuelan Film Days: Habana Eva, by Fina Torres, 106 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, at the Royal Film Commission, 8:30 pm.

Book Signing: My Iraq, followed by an illustrated lecture titled “Recent impressions on art, architecture and life in Iraq 2003 – 2011, at Orfali Gallery/Um Othaina, 7:30 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Floor to Ceiling — Group exhibition of a mix of paintings, limited edition prints, photo-based works and sculptures at Nabad Art Gallery, 6:30 pm. Until August 17.

Thursday July 7, 2011

Venezuelan Film Days: Libertador Morales (the Ambassador of Justice), by Efterpi Charalambidis, 102 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, at the Royal Film Commission, 8:30 pm.

Concert: Troubadour, by Ateek Ensemble, Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 8:00 pm. For info: www.ateekmusic.com

Friday July 8, 2011

Salam Band at Souk Jara Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets JD 3.