The Spring of Culture Festival February 26, 2007Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Culture.
I must mention the upcoming events in Bahrain during the month of March for all of you who might have missed it. Before I do I must first say buhuwahahbubuhu since I won’t be able to go to some of them due to the fact that lil L doesn’t have a passport yet.
From what I gathered by reading the information booklet about these events it is basically a combo of poetry, art, concerts, lectures, music and literature. They come under the name of Spring of Culture and features musicians and artists such as Khalid al-Shaik, Youssou N’Dour, the Caracalla Dance Theatre, Marcel Khalife, the Chehade Brothers & The Oriental Roots Orchestra and many, many more.
Adonis, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature about a year ago will recite poems as will Ghada Shbeir who will recite poems by Ahmed Shawqi.
There will be art exhibitions by Shadia Alem, Jaffar al-Oraibi & Khaled Farhan, just to mention a few. Patrick Seal, a British writer, Vincent Tiberj (French writer) and Professor Mohammed Arkoun will all hold lectures. Arkouns lecture will be about “The issue on humanism in Western and Muslim contemporary society”. I will miss that one for sure 😦
These concerts, recitals, lectures and exhibitions will take place in different venues in Bahrain such as Arad Fort, Culture Hall, La Fontain Centre of Contemporary Art and House of Poetry.
I cannot claim to know most of the artist or places but the program surely excites me. I didn’t know this but Bahrain certainly seems to be a buzzing beehive of culture. I would have loved hear Youssou N’ Dour live but since that concert is on the 9th of March I will not be able to make it. I better get cracking on fixing that passport so I can go to some of these events by the end of March! Anyone going to any of these events?