Jordan NGO launches cultural festival
Amman, July 29, 2013
Friends of Jordan Festivals (FJF), an Amman-based non-profit organisation, has launched a cultural festival that will feature a variety of performances by Jordanian, Arab and international artists, to be held in September.
The Amman Citadel Festival will kick off its activities on August 20 and run until September 10, at Jabal Al Qala’a, said a statement.
Performers include global sensation Julio Iglesias, Arab musician Marcel Khalife, Egyptian artist KhaledSalim, The Choir of London, a Broadway show The Sound of Music which will run for three consecutive nights and includes three Jordanian child performers.
The Festival will also present a joint performance by the Palestine Youth Orchestra and members of the Amman Symphonic Orchestra, besides performance by the Jordanian singer Hani Mitwassi accompanied by the Amman Arab Music Ensemble.
“Through the Amman Citadel Festival, which is one of several events we organise at key heritage sites, we hope to promote Jordan as a hub for art and culture,” said FJF’s chairman, Isam Salfiti.
Salfiti explained that the reason behind the Festival’s broad variety of renowned artists and bands is to showcase the rich cultural and historic heritage that Jordan enjoys. This goal, Salfiti stressed, stems from FJF’s mission to promote high calibre local art and culture events in the kingdom.
Jordan's emergence as a regional hub for such activities has helped it attract tourists from across the globe.
Executive director Souha Bawab stated that as part of the organisations commitment to social responsibility, a significant number of tickets will be reserved for the less fortunate and individuals with special needs, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the Festival’s eclectic mix of international performances. - TradeArabia News Service