Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

AAI Intern

If you will be in Washington D.C. this Veteran’s Day Weekend, be sure to attend “Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America” at the historic Lincoln Theatre on November 10. The event, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., is a part of a new initiative created by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) to celebrate the achievements of successful Arab American women and the rich culture of the Arab American community as a whole. This is one of the first events being held by the initiative, which “combines the dynamism and acumen of a national consortium of influential Arab American women with ADC’s mission to empower and celebrate the Arab American community”.

This special event will be showcasing a number of aspects highlighting women’s empowerment. It kicks off with a fashion show by renowned Iraqi designer Hana Sadiq. Her work has been featured everywhere from Naples to Beirut and integrates Arabic art with haute couture. She has been recognized in Italy as “the Ambassador for Arabic fashion,” produces designs for the rich and famous, and has published books featuring Arab women’s accessories and cosmetics.  The night continues with a musical live performance by the Michigan Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble, which incorporates instruments such as the ‘oud, qanun, nay, violin, and riqq to capture the rich traditions of Arab music. In addition, 2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih will be making a special guest appearance.

Tickets range from $30-200. Please visit or call 202-244-2990 for more information.

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