Updated: Feb 13, 2018

In partnership with Hammana Municipality, Hammana Artist House has the pleasure to present

"White nights in Hammana", a series of free events for the whole family! Dates: 22 to 30 December 2017 Locations: Dar el Farah - Hammana & Hammana Artist House Entrance: Free Reservations & inquiries: 05532544 / info@hah-lb.org / WhatsApp 76572228 Press: 03944126

-------------- PROGRAMME -------------- Friday 22 | 20.00 | Dar el Farah, Al Midane Square, Hammana CHRISTMAS CONCERT Band of Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine Language: Arabic, French & English | Duration: 90 mins | All ages With special Christmas treats: Cheese & wine with roasted chestnuts & potatoes!

Wednesday 27 | 19.00 | Hammana Artist House ZAJAL EVENING In partnership with Me'zaf Language Arabic | Duration 60 min | 16+

Thursday 28 | 19.00 | Hammana Artist House BAROCK ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT In partnership with Kulturzentrum Language: French & German | Duration: 60 min | All ages

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 | 15.00 - 18.00 | Hammana Artist House ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP FOR KIDS Age group: 7 - 12 | Registration mandatory

Saturday 30 | 20.00 | Hammana Artist House END-OF-YEAR GATHERING WITH MONIQUARTET Language English | Duration 90 min | All ages

--------------------- MORE INFORMATION --------------------- THE BAND OF ECOLE DES ARTS GHASSAN YAMMINE The band of l’Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine was formed two years ago upon a selection of brilliant student singers and musicians, under the supervision of Rabih Abi Rabih (Professor of music education at L’Ecole des Arts). The band presented several concerts in different areas of Lebanon and participated in many festivals (Beirut, Aley, Byblos,..). The diversity of its repertory is one of its strong points. This Christmas, The band will present a multilingual concert in various musical styles.

ZAJAL EVENING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ME'ZAF The evening will start with a short presentation about the tradition of Zajal by musician, researcher and co-founder of Me'zaf Ghassan Sahhab. Three musicians (Oud: Walid Abbas, Rababa: Youssef Yassin, Percussion: Nassib Kreidieh) will accompany poet Oussama Al-Samra to celebrate Zajal and its riches in a night that promises to be exceptional in Hammana Artist House.

THE BAROCK-ENSEMBLE In partnership with Kulturzentrum, 15 musicians and a soloist for Christmas carols will present a festive Christmas concert under the direction of Joe Daou. On the programme: In Dulci Jubilo (D. Buxtehude), Concerto Grosso (A. Corelli), The Nutcracker suite (P. Tchaikovsky) and more.

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP FOR KIDS by Hanane Kai Hanane is a Lebanese illustrator. She first ventured off as a graphic designer before pursuing her love for illustration and image creation. In 2016, Hanane won Bologna Ragazzi Award (New Horizon), and Sharjah Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for many international awards. Hanane’s work draws on her fondness for folklore and cultures, and her love for tactile mixed with digital and has been exhibited in New York, London, Bologna, Sharjah and Beirut. Hanane has been experimenting with the usage of modular shapes and stencils and in this workshop, participants will discover the medium of stencil, play with acrylic colours, simple modular shapes and letters. It's an invitation to put their creativity on paper and learn simple techniques to create complex illustrations.

END-OF-YEAR GATHERING WITH MONIQUARTET As 2017 comes to an end - quite an exceptional year for Hammana Artist House! - we're inviting all friends of the house for a glass of wine and great music by Moniquartet. With Monica Nassif on vocals, Joe Aouad on Guitar, Nobuko Miyazaki on Flute and Joey Zeenny on percussions, Moniquartet will be performing some of the well known and the more obscure tunes from the American songbook and will dive into the sea of pop classics with jazz goggles to bring you the best of both worlds.

------------------------ Support: Al Mawred Al-Thaqafy - Culture resource Partners: مِعْزَفْ me'zaf, Centre culturel libano-allemand, Jounieh / "Kulturzentrum", Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine

Municipality Street, Hammana, Metn, Lebanon

T +961 (0)5 532 544 | +961 76 907 348   E  info@hah-lb.org

P.O. Box 116 - 5003 Beirut, Lebanon

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