ADC Live on Al-Jazeera to Discuss Cancellation of Marcel Khalife Concert in California by the Salvation Army
Washington, DC | October 25, 2007 | www.adc.org | On Friday, October 26, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will be represented live by Kareem Shora, National Executive Director, on the Al-Jazeera news satellite television network. Shora will appear on Al-Jazeera‘s “Ma Wara Al Akhbar” (“What’s Behind the News”) news program live at 2:30-3 am EST. He will be discussing the cancellation of Marcel’s Khalife’s concert in California by the Salvation Army.
It should be noted that the “Marcel Khalifé and the Mayadine Ensemble” concert in Washington, DC, of which ADC is a co-sponsor, has only limited ticket still available. The Friday night concert has sold out and limited tickets remain for Thursday night
Marcel Khalife and the Mayadine Ensemble
November 1 and 2, 2007 | 7:30 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Terrace Theater
Brought to you by: The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and with support from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP). This event is made possible in part by a generous donation from Saudi Aramco.
Tickets: $20, $35, $50
Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased at:
The Kennedy Center Box Office 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20566 Box Office Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays and holidays, noon-9 p.m.
By Phone: (202) 467-4600 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Toll-free (800) 444-1324, TTY (202) 416-8524
Named UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2005, Lebanese composer, oud master and singer Marcel Khalifé is one of the world’s leading Arab musicians. Performing his critically acclaimed new work “Taqasim” (Improvisations) as well as works from his old and new lyrical repertoire, Khalifé is accompanied by Rami Khalifé on piano, Peter Herbert on bass and Bachar Khalifé on percussion. In his association with great contemporary Arab poets, particularly Palestinian poet par excellence Mahmoud Darwish, Khalifé seeks to renew the character of the Arabic song, to break its stereotypes and to advance the culture of the society that surrounds it. On his journey, Marcel Khalifé invents and creates original music, a novel world of sounds, freed of all established rules. This language elevates him to the level of an ambassador of his own culture and to the vanguard of Near Eastern music innovators.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.