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UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcel Khalife to tour the US and Canada


The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development

proudly present:

"Marcel Khalifé and the Mayadine Ensemble"

November 1 and 2, 2007 | 7:30 p.m.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Terrace Theater

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