Turaath A Resounding Success!
Washington, DC | www.adc.org
| November 14, 2011 -- ADC would like to thank all guest performers, generous supporters and dedicated volunteers who helped make the first ever Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America
a resounding success! This event was initiated by the newly formed ADC Women's Initative. The event was a sell-out with close to 1,200 attendees. Members of the Arab American community and from the public at large streamed into the beautiful historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, November 10th to enjoy a spectacular and exhilarating night of traditional Arab dance, fashion and music.
As part of ADC’s mission, the celebration of Arab culture serves to unite Arab Americans in the shared pride of our Arab heritage and to dispel stereotypes of Arab Americans. Turaath is an Arabic word, meaning heritage, folklore, tradition. The heritage of Arab Americans is a kaleidoscope of depth in philosophy, the sciences, poetry, calligraphy, music, dance, and cuisine. ADC’s Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America brought to Washington, DC a unique opportunit