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Special edition of jazz and performances released by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

In the fifth week of its activities AFAC Screens and Streams celebrates the International Jazz Day releasing a special edition of online music, films, dance and performances

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 May 2020
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"In celebration of International Jazz Day on 30 April, a special jazzy edition was devised, comprising of five full jazz albums on both Anghami and Spotify, as well as a diverse selection of online, video extracts of AFAC-supported music festival concerts," Arab Fund for Arts and Culure (AFAC) write introducing the line-up of the fifth week of the Screens and Streams iitiative.

The fund has released a selection of music by Lebanese Donna Khalifé, Husam Aliwat, Ahmed Nazmy as well as trio Yacine Boularès, Vincent Segal, Nasheet Waits, among numerous other artists on Spotify and Anghami.

Other releases include Palestine's Mahrajazz Alternative Jazz Festival preented with a series of videos uploaded in two collections: Collection no 1, and Collection no. 2.

The Global Week for Syria that featured numerous jazz musicians in 2015 can be viewed here in addition to Jazz for Syria featuring Dick de Graaf.

AFAC also directs us to Visa for Music with two videos: DENDRI - Stambeli Movement and The Tune band.

Last but not least is a concert by Faraj Suleiman during the Festival Arabesques.

Apart of music, AFAC has also released a series of films Birds of September by Sarah Francis, As If We Were Catching a Cobra by Hala Al-Abdallah, Checks and Balances by Malek Bensmail, Emwas..Restoring Memories by Dima Abu Ghoush, The Mulberry House by Sara Ishaq (film available for 3 days only – from May 4 to 6), Roshmia by Salim Abu Jabal (film available for one day only on May 4)and A Maid for Each by Maher Abi Samra (film available for one day only on May 5).

The dance and theatre performances feature “Hip Hop Gees” by Amir Sabra, “The Second Copy by Youness Atbane, Glass by Oussama Ghanam, “Silsilah#5” by Rezodanse and Above Zero by Osama Halal (Koon Theater).

To access the films, dance and theatre, check AFAC's website here.

The releases will be available until 6 May.

The selection of works is part of AFAC's Screens and Streams initiative which releases chosen films and music works which the fund has been supporting over the 14 years of its activities across the Arab region.

The selection of films and music are refreshed on weekly basis.

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