Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America, hosted by the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) on Thursday, November 10th was a huge success. This event, the first of its kind, was hosted by the newly-formed ADC Women’s Initiative. Turaath kicked off with a surprise dance performance by the Meejana Dabkeh Troupe, who helped pump up the audience with their energetic dance moves and lively Arabic music. The performance was followed by Rima Fakih, the beautiful Dearborn native and winner of the Miss USA pageant in 2010, who was extremely endearing with her humorous jokes and sentimental anecdotes of her struggles as a Lebanese American and Muslim in the United States.

The night continued with the highly anticipated Hana Sadiq, known as the Ambassador of Arab Fashion, who coordinated a beautiful fashion show with Arab American women from all over the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area modeling her gorgeous designer dresses, which are reputable for combining Arabic designs with modern haut couture. Turaath ended memorably with a musical performance by the Michigan Arab Takht Ensemble. November 10th was truly a night to remember!

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