Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER - Kathleen Wynne


On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am I am delighted to add my voice in celebration of Lebanese Independence Day, which commemorates the anniversary of Lebanon’s independence.
On this day, people around the world come together to celebrate Lebanon’s rich heritage and history, which includes the country’s fulfillment of a hard-fought dream to achieve sovereignty with the
declaration of independence in 1943.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Naseer Shamma – the Perfect Ending for the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts 2017

By: Rolla Bahsous



Known as the master of Oud, Dr. Naseer Shamma ended the first annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts (FAMA) on a high note with his performance, “On the way to Baghdad,” at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

Shamma, who received his PhD in music, shared the stage with the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, but also delighted the audience on Sunday night with several solos. Audience members watched in awe as Shamma even played the oud with just one hand at times.

Political Satirist Bassem Youssef delights Toronto Audience

By: Rolla Bahsous

The second last night of the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts was one filled with laughter and cheering as Bassem Youssef took the stage.

Youssef, who was introduced as the funniest cardiothoracic surgeon out there, is also known as the “Jon Stuart” of the Arab World, as his political satire on his show, Al Barnameg, got him 30 million viewers every week.
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