2008 Arab Capital of Culture

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2008 Arab Capital of Culture
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Dates 2008
Location(s) Damascus, Syria
Website
http://damascus.org.sy/index.php

The 2008 Arab Capital of Culture was chosen to be Damascus, Syria. The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO,[1] under the Cultural Capitals Program, to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region. The preparation for the festivity began in February 2007 with the establishing of the Administrative Committee for “Damascus Arab Capital of Culture" by a presidential decree.

Events[edit]

The festival's events included:

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • A musical concert by the Orchestra of Mari.[7]
  • Bahok, a dance performance by Akram Khan.[8]
  • House of Cinema, a celebration of Arab cinema.[9]
  • World Poetry Day, a series of poetry workshops in celebration of the World Poetry Day.[10]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • Women Sing... Their Voices Converse, a music performance by Arab female musicians at Azm Palace.[12]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • A series of concerts by the Lebanese musician Ziad Rahbani at the Citadel of Damascus. It was the first time Rahbani performs in Syria.[19]
  • The Festival of Oak of Mallajeh, the 12th edition of this annual cultural festival was held under the patronage of Arab Capital of Culture festival.[20]

September[edit]

  • Spiritual Music Days, a series of concerts by a number of traditional and spiritual musical groups.[21]
  • Memory Club hosts Colette Khoury, an event and talk by the Syrian writer.[22]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, Ian; Nicole Leclercq; International Theatre Institute (2003). The World of Theatre: An Account of the World's Theatre Seasons 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 0-415-30621-3. 
  2. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=1&day=15#event1
  3. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=2&day=1#event1
  4. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=2&day=21#event1
  5. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=2&day=26#event1
  6. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=2&day=22#event1
  7. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=3&day=8#event1
  8. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=3&day=15#event1
  9. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=3&day=17#event1
  10. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=3&day=26#event3
  11. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=4&day=6#event4
  12. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=5&day=13#event4
  13. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=6&day=2#event2
  14. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=6&day=12#event6
  15. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=6&day=16#event4
  16. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=7&day=3#event3
  17. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=7&day=8#event2
  18. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=7&day=10#event1
  19. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=8&day=15#event4
  20. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=8&day=28#event1
  21. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=9&day=8#event1
  22. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=9&day=8#event2
  23. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=10&day=6#event2
  24. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=10&day=22#event4
  25. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=10&day=22#event5
  26. ^ Touring exhibitions - Victoria and Albert Museum
  27. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=11&day=26#event1
  28. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=11&day=1#event2
  29. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=11&day=5#event1
  30. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=12&day=4#event1
  31. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=12&day=15#event1
  32. ^ http://damascus.org.sy/index.php?m=258&action=dayview&year=2008&month=12&day=21#event1

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