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Zawaya

San Mateo, CA


ZAWAYA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT SEEKS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MULTICULTURAL DISCOURSE OF THE BAY AREA WITH THE ARAB ARTS. ZAWAYA MEANS %u201CASPECTS%u201D OR %u201CCORNERS%u201D, SUGGESTING THE MANY ART FORMS TO BE DISCOVERED AND ENJOYED IN ARAB CULTURE. IT WAS FOUNDED IN 2003 BY NABILA MANGO AND HAYA SHAWWA BEN HALIM, TWO ARAB-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO RECOGNIZE THAT THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE ARAB-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE BAY AREA REQUIRES A CREATIVE RESPONSE. WITH ZAWAYA, THEY SOUGHT TO GIVE THE ARAB COMMUNITY A VOICE, INCLUDING A MUSICAL ONE. AIMING TO ADDRESS STEREOTYPES AND MISCONCEPTIONS, ZAWAYA OFFERS A GENUINE IMAGE OF ARAB AMERICANS AND THEIR RICH CIVILIZATION, WHICH CAN ONLY BE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH FOR AMERICAN SOCIETY.



Events

Songs for the Spirit: A Benefit Concert for Islamophobia Research & Documentation at UC Berkeley

April 25, 2015 7:30 PM

Arab and Turkish Sufi Music Concert
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Sing-Along Abdel Halim Hafez

May 30, 2015 7:30 PM

An Aswat Ensemble Sing-Along Concert
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Zawaya

Address
311 41st Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone
650-504-5965

Email
zawaya.admin@gmail.com

Website
http://www.zawaya.org

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