Sun, Jan 28|
Museum of Human Achievement
Free Falasteen Fest
A benefit for Palestinian children celebrating Palestinian culture, art, food and music.
Time & Location
Jan 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Museum of Human Achievement, 0205150312, 3600 Lyons Rd Suite B, Austin, TX 78702, USA
About the Event
Join us at the Museum of Human Achievement for a day filled with culture, and community. This event is meant to bring awareness to the Palestinian cause as well as fundraise for organizations directly helping the indigenous people of Palestine, specifically the Palestine Children's Relief Fund and the Middle Eastern Children's Alliance.
Be prepared to be immersed in the tunes of live music performances by talented artists. Let the rhythms connect you to a people known for their musical expertise and complex notes. I am honored to be one of the vocalists with the Viva Palestina Music Ensemble, an amazing group of professional artists and friends celebrating Palestinian folk and resistance songs.
Discover the beauty of Falasteen's arts and crafts at our artisan market. Get your hands on unique handmade items that reflect the country's rich artistic traditions.
Don't miss our enlightening cultural talks and info booths, where you can learn more about Falasteen's history, traditions, and contemporary issues.
Bring your family and friends to this incredible event that celebrates the spirit of Falasteen. Mark your calendars for a day of joy, connection, mourning, and unity at the Free Falasteen Fest!
Donations will be collected at the door with a minimum of $15. All proceeds will go to the PCRF and MECA. A portion of the proceeds from the vendors will also go to these organizations.
The event will also be livestreamed! click HERE to access the form and donate directly to MECA or PCRF, then upload your screenshot of the donation receipt to "Add FIle". you will receive a link to the live stream in your email on January 28. Thank you and shukran in advance!
Below is the lineup of the events on that day:
Welcome -with Sari Andoni - opening words and solo oud with cultural context.
2:30- 2:45 pm
Tane Ward - spoken word
2:45- 3:15 pm
Son Entre Rios - Son Jarocho music in solidarity with Palestina
3:15- 3:30 pm
Hanna Salmon - Traditional folk story-telling
Viva Palestina Ensemble - Traditional Palestinian music dedicated to providing historical and current context to the Palestinian cause.
Sara Bawany - Spoken word
5:15- 5:45 pm
Shams - Arabic fusion band playing popular music from the Levant and surrounding areas.