February 18, 2010
Enterprise Hall 80
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute, The Middle East Etc. Film Club, Middle East Studies Program, and Global Interdisciplinary Programs
A magical evening of poetry and puppetry performances by local, national and international artists hailing from Mexico, Lebanon, DC and North Carolina.
The show was performed in the spirit of the Lebanese Sahra and the Latin American Tertulia, where a group of like-minded artists and poets get together for an evening of literary recitals and artistic performances. The shows included the shadow puppet show “El Pescador y sus Andadas” featuring the Mexican folkloric music of Son Jarocho. The Brothers Harrell presented three excerpts from their original, low-tech, erratic, operatic, semi-civilized and demi-rational extravaganza cabaret. And poet/writer Zein El-Amine led a tour that spanned the Middle East and the Americas through the multi-media accentuated readings of his poetry.
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