Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Arabesque Arts Festival

Are you aware of this? Read guest writer Yusra Tekbali at Racialious

Shukrun, Kennedy Center!

Finally, a diverse representation of Arab culture! Finally, Arab women celebrating their own talent! Finally, Arabs in America as artists boasting their rich, splendid, unique traditions, the classical good stuff, not the plastic dolls and imitation pop stars, but the 'oud, the whirling dervishes, the dabke. No western imitations and American idolizing here. No, this is purely Arab art–our own. These are our poets reciting our Diwan, our calligraphy; these are our own Arab men and women succeeding together. As this Washington Post editorial points out, this is huge!

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