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World Nomads Lebanon
May 2010

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World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue between cultures. It returns this May for its third edition to focus on Lebanon, a country whose rich heritage has long captivated imaginations around the world.

All across the globe, members of the extraordinary Lebanese diaspora have broadened the cultural landscape and enriched international discourse. The powerful interplay between memory of homeland and life in new societies has shaped the work of important contemporary Lebanese artists.

World Nomads Lebanon presents a month-long series dedicated to some of the preeminent Lebanese artistic voices active in the fields of music, cinema, literature, architecture, theater, and the visual arts in the world today.

As with its previous editions, World Nomads Lebanon is created with luminary curators—thanks in particular to Rasha Salti—and presented in partnership with esteemed New York-based cultural organizations, which this year include Alwan for the Arts, Architizer, ArteEast, Kleio Projects, and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

World Nomads

Lebanon
May 2010

Bassam Saba

Music

Opening Concert
Bassam Saba Ensemble

Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 8pm
Florence Gould Hall
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Elias Khoury Rawi Hage Alexandre Najjar

Literature

Presented in partnership with PEN World Voices Festival
of International Literature

Elias Khoury
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 1pm

Le Skyroom
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Rawi Hage
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 3pm

Le Skyroom
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Alexandre Najjar
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 5pm

Le Skyroom
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Meet the Writer... en français !
Alexandre Najjar
Monday, May 3, 2010 at 4:30pm

Haskell Library
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Theater

Talk with Wajdi Mouawad
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom
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Staged Reading:
Wajdi Mouawad & Jane Birkin

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7pm
Florence Gould Hall
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Architecture

Presented in partnership with Architizer

Talk with Bernard Khoury
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at at 7pm

Tinker Auditorium
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Public Space: Memory, Boundary, Catastrophe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7pm

Le Skyroom
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Modern Architecture in Beirut:
Reconstruction and Cultural Identity

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7pm

Le Skyroom
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CinémaTuesdays

World Nomads Lebanon: Cinema
Tuesdays, May 4–25, 2010

Florence Gould Hall
In partnership with ArteEast
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Around Town
The Calm After the Storm:
Classic and Contemporary Lebanese Cinema

In partnership Film Society of Lincoln Center & ArteEast
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Visual Arts

Nabil Nahas
Cedrus Libani: Roots & Memory

Saturday, May 1–Saturday, May 29, 2010

FIAF Gallery
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My Umi Said...
New Work from Lebanon

Friday, May 7–Friday, May 28, 2010

In partnership with Kleio Projects
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Special Event

An Evening with Carlos Ghosn
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom
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World Nomads

Lebanon
Co-presenters and Sponsors

Co-presenters Alwan for the Arts
Alwan
for the Arts
  Architizer Kleio Projects
   
Lead Sponsors
 
  Samantha
and Nabil Chartouni
 
Premier Sponsors Joseph Audi
  The Raymond Debbane
Family Foundation
Nada and Elias
Doumet Fund
Patron Sponsors
  Yervant Demirjian
Friends Délégation Générale du Québec à New York Lloyd Baroody
& Genevieve Menard
  Dr. Edgard El Chaar Mark Hachem
  Karim Tabet Haleem and Denise Zihenni
Special Thanks Social and Economic Action
for Lebanon (SEAL)
Spring 2010 Sponsors American Airlines
the official airline of FIAF
Cultural Services
of the French Embassy
  Culturesfrance Florence Gould Foundation
  New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council
on the Arts, a State agency

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