The Council of Arab Ambassadors in conjunction with the Department of Arts and Culture will host an Arab Culture Week

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21 Oct 2010

The Council of Arab Ambassadors in conjunction with the Department of Arts and Culture will host an Arab Culture Week, which will be held in Pretoria and Johannesburg from the 25th to the 29th of October 2010.

The events of this Cultural Week include art, music, handcraft exhibitions, photography, and lectures. All of these events will be held in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The Council of Arab Ambassadors welcomes all South African journalists and media members to attend these events and experience the Arab culture.

South Africa and the Arab people enjoy a strong historical friendship with deep cultural, economic and political dimension. To benefit from this relationship, it is our responsibility to work on the development of it and get familiar with our different cultures.

Programme of the Arab Cultural Week 2010:

- Monday, 25th October 2010 at 19h00:

Arab Cultural Show, Traditional Music, Jazz and Dance from Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

Venue: Pretoria City Hall, Cnr Visagie & Paul Kruger Street.

- Tuesday, 26th October 2010 at 19h00:

The Opening Ceremony of the Arab Painting and Handicrafts Exhibition from Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Sudan and Tunisia.

Venue: African Window (the National Cultural History Museum’s newest exhibition centre), 149 Visagie Street, Pretoria.

- Wednesday, 27th October 2010 at 09h30:

A Seminar on the Arab-African Relations presented by Prof. Hassan Makki and Dr. Hassan Widtalla Elhassan (Sudan) and Prof Maxi Schoeman (South Africa)

Venue: University of Pretoria, Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus.

- Wednesday, 27th October 2010 at 19h00:

Traditional Music & Folk Dancing Troupe Presented by Algeria and UAE.

Venue: Enoch Sontaga Conference Complex. UNISA Sunnyside Campus, Walker Street Entrance, Gate 2.

- Thursday, 28th October 2010 at 09h30:

Roundtable Discussion about “Fateh and Hamas: The Challenges for the Palestinian statehood” Presented by: Dr. Nabeel Shaath.

Venue: South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan Smuts House, East Campus

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

- Thursday, 28h October 2010 at 19h00:

Folk Dancing & Jazz Music Presented by Kuwaiti Television Troupe from Kuwait, Yehya Khalil Jazz Troupe from Egypt and Folk Dancing Troupe from Tunisia

Venue: University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield Campus (Musaion Hall).

- Friday, 29h October 2010 at 19h00:

Arab Food Festival with the Participation of all Arab Countries.

Venue: African Window (the National Cultural History Museum’s newest exhibition centre), 149 Visagie Street, Pretoria

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