Qattan Foundation supports the organisation of four music, dance and cinema festivals
Ramallah – (A.M. Qattan Foundation):
In March and April 2019, four art festivals in the fields of music, dance and cinema were organised: the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival organised by Sareyyat Ramallah, Al Kamandjati Festival “The Musical Journey” organised by Al Kamandjati Association, Haifa Independent Film Festival and Palestine Music Expo.
The activities of the festivals Supported by the Culture and Arts Programme (CAP), took place in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nabi Musa, Jericho, Birzeit, ‘Anabta, Haifa and Gaza.
Al Kamandjati Festival “The Musical Journey” which ran from the 12th - 23rd of April, hosted more than 120 artists from over 15 countries and organised 60 activities that included concerts, family and children-oriented performances, theatre performances, photography exhibitions and Sufi nights with the participation of artists and musicians from around the world.
The Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, under the slogan “Where to?” took place between the 3rd and 11th of April. It hosted 15 groups, including 3 Palestinian, 2 Arab and 10 international troupes who performed in Ramallah and Jerusalem.
According to the Palestine Music Expo management, 72 artists participated in the Expo organised between the 4th and 6th of April, and 19 Palestinian bands performed in front of more than 70 delegates and guests of music producers, managers of international music festivals and other experts. Alongside the expo, a series of workshops and discussion tables with Palestinian musicians were held.
The Independent Haifa Film Festival held between the 20th and 26th of March screened 35 local and international films, featuring long and short feature-films, documentaries and films for children. The festival also included discussions and workshops led by international directors and attended by filmmakers.
Photo Credit: Keith Dannemiller