The Government of Canada supports the 18th edition of the Arab World Festival.
MONTRÉAL, Sept. 26, 2017 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced a financial contribution of $45,000 to the 18th edition of the Arab World Festival of Montréal (FMA), which will be held from October 27 to November 12 at various venues in Montréal.
The Government of Canada has made this contribution through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. Thanks to this support, the festival will contribute to the development of various artistic disciplines. Through numerous activities, this festival will offer citizens access to cultural experiences from a variety of Arab countries and traditions.
"Our diversity is our strength. Year after year, the Arab World Festival helps promote a rich and diversified artistic scene, and brings citizens closer together for a wide variety of cultural experiences. The Government of Canada is pleased to support this festival."
–The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"Since its creation, the FMA has initiated a creation and production process that does not support unilateralism or neutrality. It relies on attentive listening and the mutual generosity of the various artistic stakeholders involved. Its approach allows artists to give free rein to their imagination in order to cross the boundaries of their practices and to present lively and captivating works to the public. The gaze is always turned toward our ability to welcome differences and to shake up previous achievements."
– Joseph Nakhlé, General Manager and Artistic Director of the Arab World Festival
The 18th edition of the Arab World Festival will be held from October 27 to November 12, 2017. This edition offers a multidisciplinary program of music, dance, theatre, conferences and workshops.
Three major events will be presented this year: the Oud à l'Ouest concert, which will take place at the Maison symphonique on November 10; Alep à mille temps, presented on November 11 at Théâtre Maisonneuve; and, lastly, the Les 7 cités de l'amour concert, a tribute to Khalil Gibran, will be presented during the closing ceremony on November 12.
The activities will be held at various venues in Montreal, including Théâtre Maisonneuve, Le National, the Rialto Theatre and the Maison de la culture Frontenac.
Arab World Festival | http://festivalarabe.com/
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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