ADC Cultural Event Seeks to Dispel Arab American Stereotypes 

Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America

Debuts November 10th in Washington, D.C.


Washington, DC | | October 17, 2011 – On Thursday, November, 10, 2011 (at 8:00pm), the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the ADC Women’s Initiative present the premiere cultural event of the year, Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America, at the historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009.

The evening will feature a live musical performance by the celebrated Michigan Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble, a fashion show highlighting vibrant Arab-inspired creations by renowned Iraqi designer Hana Sadiq, and a special guest appearance by Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih. 

“As part of ADC’s mission to preserve Arab cultural heritage in America, we are honored to present this special tribute," said Warren David, ADC President, “Because of the misaligned and derogatory image of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S., ADC is committed to providing an accurate portrayal through cultural events such as Turaath.”

About Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America:

The Michigan Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble is directed by Michael Ibrahim and will feature guest appearances by Moroccan vocalist Nidal Ibourk and Lebanese vocalist Usama Baalbaki. The MAO is a classical Arab music chamber ensemble comprised of instruments such as: ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), nay (Arab reed flute), violin, bass, darbuka (Arab drum) and riqq (Arab tambourine).

Fashions of the Arab World with Hana Sadiq is an Arab fashion show featuring authentic designer dresses which integrate Arabic art with contemporary haute couture. Recognized in Italy as the Ambassador for Arabic fashion, designer Hana Sadiq has been on runways in Amman, Naples, Beirut, and Duba