Jerusalem at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Heritage and Culture
Casa Árabe, in collaboration with the General
Representative of Palestine in Spain, organizes a series of acts starting in
November, in commemoration of Jerusalem: Capital of Arab Culture 2009.
Monday, November 30: Jubran Trio’s Concert
Integrated by the Palestinian brothers Samir, Wissam and
Adnan, it is one of the rare groups composed of three lutes. Jubran Trio’s has
become a main point of reference for traditional Middle Eastern music. Its
repertoire includes original compositions as well as improvisations deeply
rooted in the tradition of Easter Magam.
Where: Teatro Infanta Isabel, Barquillo, 24, Madrid.
When: 8 pm.
Free entry: Ticket withdrawal: November
25 -27, Casa Árabe, Alcalá 62, Madrid. From 12 am – 8 pm.Maximum two tickets per
Tuesday, December 1:Forum - The
preservation of Jerusalem’s Historic and Cultural Heritage, by Thadia Touqan. TheDirector of the
Welfare Association’s Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Programme, will talk about the history of Jerusalem’s architectural legacy and the
difficulties and challenges of its preservation in the present context.
Wednesday, December 2: Showing of Jerusalem: The East Side Story, by
Mohammed Alatar (Palestine, 2008). Through interviews and
archive images, this documentary analyzes the history of Eastern Jerusalem and
the future of the City as an essential item for regional peace.
Where: Auditorium, Casa Árabe, Alcalá, 62, Madrid. Original Version/ Spanish subtitles.
When:Showing 1: 7: 30
Showing 2: 8: 40
Free Entry: Ticket withdrawal (unnumbered) – Maximum two per person - From
6: 30 pm onwards.
December 2 – February 14: Exhibition Jerusalem at the Beginning of the
20th Century. The
show draws us closer to the history of the City, through old photographs and
traditional costumes. The photographs, mainly taken in the first two decades of
the 20th Century, come from the image archive of the École Biblique et
Archéologique Française. Belonging to the private collection of the Spanish
Ambassador Juan Durán-Lóriga, these traditional costumes offer a great
opportunity to admire the embroidery techniques of different Palestinian towns,
characterized by the use of bright colors, intricate geometric designs and floral
Where: Exhibition Halls, Casa Árabe, Alcalá, 62, Madrid. When: Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm; Sundays and
Holydays: 11 am – 3 pm-. Free
entry. Closed on December 24, 25