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Workshop Y5: Christmas Carols from the Arab World
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Oakland, CA
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Workshop Y5: Christmas Carols from the Arab World
Workshop Code: Y5
Workshop Title:  Christmas Carols from the Arab World

This workshop introduces students to Christmas carols from the Arab World that consist of Arabic texts adapted to Western melodies.  Children will learn to sing Christmas carols in Arabic adapted to Western tunes such as Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, and others.  There are no prerequisites for this class.  Children can just come and enjoy learning Christmas songs in the Arabic language.

Instructor:  Dr.  Guilnard Moufarrej
Ticket Price:  $15 online / $20 at the door
Date:  Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:  3:30 PM  5:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya:  Copies of the songs
Materials you need to bring:  none

About the Instructor:  Dr. Guilnard Moufarrej is a scholar and musician.  She specializes in the music and culture of the Middle East and in Western music history.  She has over twenty years experience in choir and instrumental conducting and piano teaching.  She has published on Christian Maronite music in Lebanon and the diaspora and is currently writing an article on the female-empowering role of music in Lebanon.

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This workshop is but one of 34 workshops that are part of a larger event called "Doorway to Islamic Civilization:  Hands-On Workshops on Islamic Art & Culture".  To see the complete list of workshops offered, please visit:  www.zawaya.org

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Islamic civilization boasts an intellectual, artistic, and cultural heritage that spans continents and centuries.   The gradations of shape, color, taste, texture, and sound that exist within and between Muslim peoples and cultures are as rich and diverse as their ideas and attitudes, as well as their languages, races, and ethnicities.  Out of this fertile and potent mix of elements emerged artforms and practices that can enrich and beautify our lives.

Zawaya thus launches an original event:  "Doorway to Islamic Civilization", a weekend collection of hands-on workshops on Islamic art and culture set against the current social backdrop of Islamophobia.  These workshops are meant to give those interested the opportunity to get to know Islam and Muslims by providing a safe space within which to explore and experience the Islamic sense of beauty embodied in art, crafts, music, architecture, and more.  In addition to the workshops, there will be a film showing of "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" followed by a panel discussion between the filmmaker, Michael Wolfe, and Islamic art and architecture experts.  The Mevlevi Order of America will also be present to offer a Dhikr (a devotional act) by Mevlevi musicians and dervish turners.

This event is co-sponsored by The Afghan Coalition, The Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (ACCC), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Aslan Media, The Center for Islamic Studies at GTU in Berkeley,  Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE CA), Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Islamic Network Group (ING), and Ziya Art Studio.

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Location

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (View)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Music > Choral
Music > Gospel
Music > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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