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White Night at the Museum for Islamic Art

White Night at the Museum for Islamic Art
Arabic Music in a Western Reality

Thursday, November 16, from 8 p.m.
until the last dancer left standing!

Free admission, as space permits.

*** Update: To our great disappointment, Tamer Nafer will not be performing tonight due to personal reasons.
You are all invited to celebrate with us tonight with the backgammon tournament, with the Quarter to Africa band and in a mid-eastern party with DJ Bamya. ***

8 p.m. – Jerusalem Double – Backgammon Tournament

The project that ebbs and flows between the western and eastern sides of the city, with a view to bringing Jews and Arabs together, around the famous wooden board, comes to the Museum for Islamic Art!

The Jerusalem Double project is an initiative of the Kulna Jerusalem NPO, established in Summer 2016, by Arab and Jewish Jerusalemites. The association aims to bring Jews and Arabs together in Jerusalem, based on a cultural platform, as well as advancing cultural events in the east of the city, and caring for the special needs of residents of the neighborhoods of east Jerusalem. The association’s vision is to generate the broadest possible cooperation with all the organizations in the city that can support and contribute to encounters between Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem.

Registration for the tournament opens at 7:30 p.m. on the evening of the event at the museum, based on free places.

9.30 p.m. – Quarter to Africa

Arabic maqam musical modes, African rhythms and jazz funk – that’s the musical mixture behind Quarter to Africa, a multicultural roots ensemble that creates a mood-shifting musical collage that excites both the heart and the ears. The broad instrumental range includes saxophone, electric oud, guitar, trumpet, percussion, synthesizer, bass guitar and drums, as well as vocals.

Quarter to Africa, a driving groove-based ethnic band, has accumulated impressive mileage in recent years, appearing on all kinds of stages and festivals in Israel and around the world, and capturing the imagination and hearts of thousands of people in the process.

Yakir Sasson – vocals, saxophone and guitars | Elyasaf Beshari – vocals and oud | Roi Freedman – percussion | Yonatan Daskal – keyboards | Yaron Mittelman – bass | Tal Kokhavi – drums | Arthur Krasnoviev – trumpet

לילה לבן עם רבע לאפריקה

12:00 a.m. DJ Bamya plays the entire Middle East

Jerusalem DJ and producer combines international classical music and contemporary sound in a mix entitled “Global Warming”. DJ Bamya is a compulsive music consumer and collector creating within the Middle East’s constantly changing music scene.

לילה לבן עם דיג'יי במיה

* The event is supported by the Jerusalem Foundation.

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