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Arabic Dance Workshop | SF
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In recent years, the Library has celebrated Middle Eastern Heritage. In order to recognize more of the residents and the region, they are renaming the celebration SWANA.
SWANA honors the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Southwest Asian and North African heritage. Throughout the month, enjoy a diverse array of lectures, films, cooking demonstrations and performance programs for all ages at every library location.
During SWANA, view a collection of outstanding short films from the Arab Film Festival, listen to beats by Opium Sabbah, son of the legendary Algerian DJ Cheb I Sabbah, attend calligraphy demonstrations, and attend a presentation about the role and status of Muslim women today.
Fantastic food programs include sampling dishes by Chef Aliza, made with with her unique Israeli spice blends, Palestinian food tastings and hummus making classes.
Visit sfpl.org/SWANA for more details. View the complete Program Guide (PDF).
SWANA Heritage Festival 2018
September 1-30. 2018
San Francisco Public Library
FREE (some events require registration)
Arabic dance, also known as belly dance, balady, or raqs sharqi, is one of the oldest dance forms in the world.
Bay Area based dancer Heaven Mousalem will introduce you to this wonderful performance art, complete with colorful costume and traditional Arabic music. After the show, anyone who wishes to try out the moves will be invited to get up and join the fun.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
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