August 22, 2006

Stockholm Mid-East Festival!

I nearly fell off my chair! Marcel Khalife is coming to Stockholm!

Between Aug 28th and Sept 3rd, Stockholm will be the host of a Middle East Festival called Street goes Middle East aimed to create awareness about the culture and people of the Middle East. Artists like Egyptian Hisham Abbas, Egyptian-Sudani Gawaher, Israeli-Arab The Middle East Peace Orchestra, Iranian Benyamin, Kurdish Sivan Perver, Israeli Idan Raichel among others, will be entertaining.

A series of lectures about Literature trends in the Middle East, Muslim Scientific Heritage, The situation for Lebanese Children stuck in the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanese author Elias Khoury talks about his book and a discussion between Jews, Muslims and Christians will all take place on stage.

Furthermore, on Sept 22nd, Natacha Atlas will perform in Stockholm at Södra Teatern.


BuJ said...

i want marcel!!! i was going to get him to Ox but he never came and i was later busy with exams
i have his mobile number though and will have to invite him for a concert soon!!!!!!!

muntasibal qamati amshi!
marfoo3al hamati amshi
fee kaffi qasfat zaytoonin
wa3ala katifi na3shiiiii

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Wow you have his number? hand it over! lol

Too bad you missed him. You could always come to Sweden and see him!

Soon, given that I am sooo going to see him, I'll be singing along. :)

nousvousils said...

Bonjour Shaykhspeara,
Happy to back on your blog.
You are lucky to go to see Marcel Kalifa, me too because on 1st Oct he will perform in Luxembourg with kids organisation, I can't wait!
Hey Buj Whats up? except you missed Marcel and you could give me he number :-)
It will be very nice, some friends of mine who are palestinians musicians living near, will come just to meet Marcel, so if you can do that?...I promess to tell him to visit you in Ox very soon!
"Ce geste serait tout à ton honneur ainsi qu'à la grandeur du charme de Shaykhspeara Sha'ira.
A bientôt

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Bonjour nousvousils!! Always happy to have you here :) How are you?

So it seems Marcel is touring Europe. That's great. I really hope I can go on the 31st. I have to travel on the 1st of september so I miss the rest of the concerts but Marcel is le plus important :)

Buj, what an offer you have recieved? Nousvousils I don't think he can refuse now :)

Merci beaucoup pour votre bienveillance :)

BuJ said...

aha.. great to have you back (je,tu,..) Nousvousils... marcel looks like fun.. good that he's going that far north as sweden.. gotta check coz akeed he'll come here :)
i'll have to dig out his number. it's a french mobile.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Perhaps check his website for tour dates? I linked it to his name.