Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment

Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment
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Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment

Dr. Maria C. Khoury

Taybeh Oktoberfest has been the stage for new musicians to be introduced to the world.  In staying true with this tradition that started in 2005, a very interesting new band that has formed this year is Maqdess, the handsome trio from Jerusalem.

All young professionals from 25 to 29 years of age, Taha Othman plays the drums and Majd Elsheikh plays bass guitar.  Mousa Abbasi plays the most interesting instrument of all, the nai which is a type of flute.

Originally the nai has usually at least 20 pipes made of bamboo or reed.  They are arranged in a curved array, allowing a greater speed of play. Thus, this unique instrument which is a Romanian diatonic pan flute used since the 17th century will enrich the Palestinian Oktoberfest stage.

Maqdess/Fusion from Jerusalem Majd Elsheikh/Taha Othman/Mousa Abbasi Sunday, 17 September Taybeh Oktoberfest in Palestine

Maqdess/Fusion from Jerusalem
Majd Elsheikh/Taha Othman/Mousa Abbasi
Sunday, 17 September Taybeh Oktoberfest in Palestine

These amazing authentic musicians who teach at the National Conservatory of Music and one is studying music at Dar Elkalema, decided to name their band Maqdess because it has a connotation of “Jerusalem.”  All three are based in this ancient city and believe Jerusalem has a lot of beauty to deliver to the world with music being an important aspect. They started the band because as musicians they wanted their own music vision to go global.

Especially since America does not recognize Palestine as a country, we can have such genuine musicians from the Holy City that give Palestine an identity in the music world. This vision sort of reminds me of our master brewer Nadim Khoury who has been given Palestine an identity in the beer world since 1994. And currently with the new boutique wines from Taybeh also giving Palestine an identity in the wine world since the Nadim label wines and Taybeh Beer reached the shelves in Boston last April.

Taha Othman

Taha Othman

Taha Othman who has great passion for media and music will also be the master of ceremonies for Taybeh Oktoberfest 2017.  People will recognize his unique voice from live radio shows in Ramallah & Bethlehem but for the first time on stage in Palestine they will meet his best friend Hugo the Pug.   Taha says, “Music has a big part of the Palestinian culture and it’s an honor to be recognized as part of the city’s musicians representing our people.” Such efforts and words from young adults in Jerusalem helps you appreciate how original and genuine they face the hard conditions of the unfortunate ongoing military occupation.

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“Through music we hold the existence flag! Through music we can introduce ourselves to the world by adding our conversation to this global language called music,” is what Taha truly believes. We invite everyone from all corners of the world to come and experience Taybeh Oktoberfest.  It is actually the biggest party that is happening in Palestine.

Palestinian International Fashion Designer Edmon Imseeh

Palestinian International Fashion Designer Edmon Imseeh

Special guest at the opening is Palestinian fashion designer Edmon Imseeh from Ramallah with the vision of the first Palestinian brand going global as Edmonds Fashion. Taybeh Oktoberfest brings you everything!  It is the perfect way to spend your weekend in Palestine. September 16 th and 17th, 1-10pm at the Taybeh Brewery. Cheers from one of the most ancient towns in Palestine!

 

TAYBEH OKTOBERFEST DETAILS:

The 13th Annual Taybeh OktoberFest will be held  Saturday Sept. 16 beginning at 1 pm and Sunday Sept. 17, 2017.

The annual celebration will feature Square Waltz from Austria, Palestinian Traditional Dance and many other special guests and entertainers.

Taybeh is one of Palestine’s few remaining Christian communities located just north of Israeli Occupied Jerusalem in the Israeli Occupied West Bank.

Taybeh, Palestine OktoberFest 2017 Set. 16 & 17

Taybeh, Palestine OktoberFest 2017 Set. 16 & 17

Here is the full schedule for the festival:

13th Annual Taybeh Oktoberfest Saturday September 16th

1:00 pm  Square Waltz –Viennese Spring Roll / Austria

Maria Salamon: Violin /Hannes Laszakovits: Bass / Marc Bruckner: Clarinet

1:15 pm Taybeh Orthodox School Dabkeh

1:30 pm Special Guest: The young highly talented Palestinian Designer Edmon Imseeh presenting  his fashions going global “Edmonds Fashion”

(1:00 pm – 5pm  Face painting & magic with our clowns Karkr, Farfar & SMSM)

(1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Shake hands with Mickey Mouse, Almo and Sponge Bob)

(1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Children’s Puppet Making/Story Telling w/Rinad)

(3:00 pm – 8:00 pm HENNA body (tattoos) decorations w/Rita)

2:15 pm Taybeh Orthodox School Dabkeh & dance lessons

3:15 pm Alhurieh Dabkeh Dance Group/Mazra-el-Garbieh

3:45  pm Square Waltz  / Austria

4:30 pm Taybeh Beer Competition w/ Madees Khoury, the only Palestinian female brewer

5:00 pm Ahmed Marwan Arab Idol semi-finals 2014

6:00 pm MINA Band/Oriental & Traditional Music w/Nazal Zanayed

6:45 pm DJ Jerry Masrii

7:15 pm FISHSAMAK

8:30 pm Ramallah Band w/Jack Tannous / Traditional Palestinian Music

9:45pm DJ Jerry Masrii

13th Annual Taybeh Oktoberfest Sunday September 17th

(1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Face painting & magic with our clowns Karkr, Farfar & SMSM)

(1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Al Rowwad Play Bus Activities)

(1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Shake hands with Mickey Mouse, Almo and Sponge Bob)

(1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Children’s Puppet Making/Story Telling w/Rinad)

(3:00 pm – 8:00 pm HENNA body (tattoos) decorations w/Rita)

1:15 pm Square Waltz –Viennese Spring Roll / Austria

Maria Salamon: Violin / Hannes Laszakovits: Bass / Marc Bruckner: Clarinet

2:00 pm Taybeh Orthodox Club Dabkeh & dance lessons

2:45 pm  Hip-Hop Collection/Mohammed Al Hasn / Qalqilia

3:30 pm Taybeh Beer Competition w/ Madees Khoury, the only Palestinian female brewer

4:00 pm Al Rowwad Cultural & Theater Center

5:00 pm Taybeh Latin School Dabkeh

5:30 pm Jabid:  Raed Bassam/Muzi Raps

5:45 pm Maqdess/Fusion from Jerusalem

Taha Othman/Majd Elsheikh/Mousa Abbasi

6:15 pm Zaid Hilal Band/Bethlehem

7:00 pm  DAM/Palestinian Hip Hop

8:00 pm Zaman Band Arabic Gypsy Music/Akko Palestine 48

9:45 pm Taybeh Oktoberfest closing celebrations with Jamal Atef/LOL DJ

Sound engineer Richard J. Hanania Scottish for Musical Instruments

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Maria Khoury

Maria Khoury

Palestine Christian Writer, Blogger at St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Maria C. Khoury

Palestine Christian Writer, Blogger at St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Maria (Kouremenou) Khoury is the author of Orthodox Christian children's books including Christina Goes to the Holy Land, walking the footsteps of Christ. She is a graduate of Hellenic College (1982), Harvard University (1985) and Boston University (1992) with a doctor of education degree. Born in Tripoli, Greece, she was raised in Denver, Colorado. On Dec 31, 2009 she was included on the top 4 Human Rights Champions list by DC Human Rights Examiner including the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Hilary Clinton.

Maria is the author of Witness in the Holy Land (distributed by www.HolyCrossBookstore.com), a publication reflecting personal experiences living under military occupation with her husband the former Mayor of Taybeh, David Canaan Khoury and three children Elena, Canaan, and Constantine. Her articles have been published world-wide in numerous newspapers and magazines and have been translated to various languages bringing awareness of the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

Maria Khoury has been the Taybeh Oktoberfest organizer since 2005.She divides her time between her homes in Boston and Taybeh, travels throughout the world promoting the Christina Books and making presentations about the dwindling Christian community in Palestine.She encourages people to stay at the new Taybeh Golden Hotel and experience rural life in Palestine.
Maria Khoury
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