Share this Story:
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Classic Egyptian film at Arab Museum Nov. 17

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Arab American National Museum. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Share this Story:

This post has been viewed 2193 times.

Classic Egyptian film at Arab Museum Nov. 17

You can be among the first to experience a program of classic Arab World film samples directed by the legendary Mohamed Bayoumi accompanied by original live music performed by the Takht Ensemble of the acclaimed National Arab Orchestra.

At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, the Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) Global Fridays series joins forces with the National Arab Orchestra (NAO) and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friday Night Live! for the world premiere of an original score commissioned by AANM and written by NAO founder/director Michael Ibrahim. The evening includes a discussion by Egyptian history and film scholar Mohannad Ghawanmeh.

Arab American National Museum. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Arab American National Museum. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

This program is free and open to the public with RSVP HERE.

It’s also a highlight of MOVE 2017, a national convening powered by ACCESS and its three national institutions –AANM, the National Network for Arab American Communities and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy.

Taking place Nov. 16-18, MOVE 2017 encourages attendees to explore intersectionality in a safe environment that is conducive to networking, discovery and the facilitation of critical conversations on a wide range of issues impacting the Arab American community.

AANM’s DIWAN7, a forum that has provided hundreds of artists and scholars a safe, welcoming environment, will also be a part of MOVE 2017.  Inaugurated in 2006, DIWAN has played a pivotal role in the Museum’s effort to build community through the performing and visual arts. In addition to shedding light on the creative output of Arab Americans, DIWAN has fostered relationships that have led to new collaborations, exhibitions and public programs.

The Arab Daily News

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

The registration deadline for MOVE 2017 is Friday, Nov. 10. Click below to view the schedule and registration information for MOVE 2017.

The Films of Mohamed Bayoumi w/ Live Score World Premiere is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by AANM, the City of Chicago and NPN, in partnership with the National Arab Orchestra, with additional support from Detroit Institute of Arts. AANM is a partner of NPN. This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit

Facebook Comments

This post has been viewed 2193 times.



Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and for, and

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is

Email him at:

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com
Share this Story:


November 17, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Arab Museum
13624 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, Michigan
+ Google Map
Share this Story: