2009 call for participant
In the upcoming few months the Palestinian Eurovision Partners
are planning to launch the National Song Contest and the efforts
and support of the donor community is greatly needed. A proposal
for the National Song Contest entailing all the technical and
financial requirements is being drafted. This is hoped to be
funded through a consortium of donors who are interested in the
idea and willing to contribute.
With that objective in mind,
the partners to the Palestinian Eurovision Initiative invited
the donor community in Palestine to a meeting that was held on
the 23rd of November at the grand park hotel in Ramallah. The
purpose of the meeting was to inform them about the initiative,
and to explore their opinion or general perception on the idea
and possible means of support. Dr. Fadia Daibes spokesperson on
the initiative presented the project, its objectives and
achievements so far. Furthermore, there was an emphasis on the
objectives and the technical and financial needs of the Local
Song Contest. A general positive feedback was received. Most of
the attendants expressed their interest in the national song
contest and requested for further follow up and updating by the
Palestinian Eurovision Partners.
Piyalara Musical "Sho 3am Biseer" musical arrangement by Said
Murad. Al Ayyam newspaper 23 August 07 News & Articles
Sabreen in cooperation with Rikskonsertene is organizing a
three-day workshop for school concerts production led by
Norwegian producer Ketil Hustad. The training will be held at
Sabreen facilities in Bethlehem from 18/6 - 20/6; the training
will target 10 local Palestinian musicians.
With the support of Sabreen, Dar al Nadwa Bethlehem will be
hosting Wissam Murad to perform live on June 23rd at 7:00 pm
where Murad will perform songs from his last CD Min Baad.
Press Conference & Lounge Party
Palestinian Participation in
the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Broadcasting Corporation has applied for active membership in
the European Broadcasting Union to allow possible participation
in the 2008 Eurovision song contest.
The motivation behind
this initiative is a genuine wish to contribute to the
Eurovision tradition of creating positive cultural experience
and to build a media infrastructure in Palestine.
press conference and following lounge party with representatives
from Palestine - music, drinks & snacks and other surprises.
Friday, May 11, 5 pm
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
Palestinian Eurovision project update:
Eurovision Partners- Sabreen Association for Artistic
Development, the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation PBC, and
Superflex Artist Group from Denmark, Participate in the European
Broadcasting Union- EBU 13th Television Assembly as well as in
the Common Focus Plenary that will take place from 2-3 of May in
Mr. Bassem Abusumaya, Chairman of the
PBC, Dr. Fadia Daibas, Spokesperson, and Mr. Rasmus Nielson,
Consultant to the Project will be attending this event after
which they will meet with officials from the EBU to discuss PBCs
membership to the EBU and to lobby for Palestines participation
in the 2008 Eurovision song contest.
The Irish film Festival from April 26 to May 4, 2007
in collaboration with the Irish One eye-production and the Irish
representative office in Ramallah launched The Irish film
Festival on April 26, 2007.
The program will host Irish
directors and technicians to oversee and train approximately 80
young men and young Palestinian woman working in the field of
films and techniques where emphasis will be on the concepts and
methods in the Animation, use of digital cameras and the
introduction of light. Training workshops will be implemented in
cooperation with local technical institutions in Ramallah,
Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
On May 4, 2007 will be the final
presentation of the project, offering rich films, which were
prepared during the workshops.
The XIII Biennale Alex 2007 has been moved of 30 days, to the
period 25th November/4th December 2007; by consequence the
deadline of the contest has been moved to 15th April 2007
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The XIII Edition of the
Biennale 2007 in Alexandria, invites young artists from Europe
and the Mediterranean to participate and present their works in
the fields of:
- Visual Arts (Plastic Arts, Photography,
Installation, Performance, Video Art, Comic Strip, Cyber Art,
- Applied Arts (Architecture, Visual/ Industrial/
Web design, Fashion, Digital Creations)
- Show (Theatre,
Dance, Urban Acts)
- Literature (Writing, Poetry)
(Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk/ Ethno, Contemporary, Digital, Dj's)
- Images on the Move (Film, Video, Animated Films)
The theme of the Biennial is Our Creative Diversity"
If you are interested to participate, please send your art
material the latest March 20, 2007 to Sabreen Association for
Sabreen Association for
Artistic Development in partnership with BJCEM
Sabreen in cooperation with the UNESCO Hiroshima city project
for supporting music infrastructure in deprived countries, are
implementing a joint project to enhance music teaching and music
activities in Palestine. The project includes 2 components:
1- Purchasing of around 70 instruments (percussion, strings) for
private and governmental schools and music centers which will be
delivered to various cities, Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem,
Hebron, Tulkarem and Bethlehem through the Ministry of Education
and Latin Patriarchate administration schools.
Sponsoring 10 school concerts for schools that had never
experienced watching live music concerts.
SABREEN took part in an art exhibition organized by the UNDP on
the 30th of November, 2006 at the Ambassador hotel in Jerusalem.
Displayed a collection of art pieces and traditional
glass work prepared by the artist Yousef Rajabi at Sabreens own
workshop which is part of Sabreens Community Development Program
- the Arts and Handicrafts Project - to promote and preserve
SABREEN TOURING CANADA
Sabreen Musical Group will be
touring Canada performing a series of concerts in four major
Canadian cities between the 16th and 25th of November. A
collection of selected songs will be performed by the groups
lead singer Wissam Murad in a addition to songs from his latest
CD Min Baad.
This tour is organized by MAP (Medical Aid
for Palestine) and SPHR (solidarity for Palestinian Human
Rights) as part of a fund-raising effort in support of the
The tour schedule will be as follows:
Thursday November 16: Montreal at Concordia U, Oscar Peterson
Saturday November 18: Ottawa at Carleton U, Alumni Hall
Thursday November 23: London
Saturday November 25:
Toronto at York U, Burton Auditorium.
Sabreen and Rikskonsertene (the Norwegian concert institute) are
organizing a school concert tour in Norway for BIDAYAT concert,
a production that presents oriental music using Durbakah and Oud
in addition to Norwegian music".
Bidayat had a previous tour
in November 2005, and have been evaluated by Rikskonsertene and
the School's parents committee to be the best and most
successful concert for the year and have recommended repeating
the tour in other parts of Norway for the year 2006-2007.
tour will be during October 2006 and will be covering 11 schools
in the area of Lillehammer.
This tour is part of Sabreen's
educational program that is implemented in cooperation with
Rikskonsertene-Norway and the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
Bidayat combines Wassim Issa and Doreen Munayyer from Palestine
and Harald Skullrad from Norway. "