About The Palestinian Museum

The Palestinian Museum (www.palmuseum.org) opened its doors, in Palestine on May 2016 as an independent cultural institution dedicated to promoting an open and vibrant Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. From a number of new and innovative exhibitions showcasing Palestinian history, art and culture, to winning the prestigious Agha Khan Award for Architecture, the museum’s team continues to place the Palestinian narrative on the international sphere. The museum also has a number of educational programs that target refugee children.

The Palestinian Museum’s First Gala Dinner

A Taste of Palestine
Monday, 14th October 2019

Join us on a journey of the senses and experience the essence of ancient and modern Palestine. Savour the sights, sounds and flavours of Palestine in a setting that evokes the serenity of the Palestinian Museum’s gardens and its terraces. We are planning an exciting and fun evening full of arts and music. We hope to achieve our fundraising goal through tables sponsorships only. It would give us great pleasure for you to support this event.

The Palestinian Museum, in partnership with Beit Al-Maqdis Forum, is pleased to invite you to its First Gala Dinner, A Taste of Palestine, which will be held on Monday, 14 October 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman. All proceeds will go towards the Museum’s programmes and projects.

From a number of new and innovative exhibitions showcasing Palestinian history and culture, to winning the prestigious Agha Khan Award for Architecture, the Museum’s team continues to preserve, cultivate, and promote Palestinian arts, culture and history in Palestine and around the world. We would be honoured to celebrate this year’s achievements in your company.

We look forward to having you with us, and to advancing our partnership towards thriving arts and culture in Palestine.

Patrons' Circle

Sameer & Omar Abdelhadi

Micheal Al Sayegh

Ghalia & Omar
Al-Qattan

Zina Nizar Jardaneh

Raghida Ghandour

Nabil Qaddumi

Gala Dinner Program

Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Four Seasons Amman
Reception at 7:00 PM - Seating at 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Formal or Traditional

Palestine Hosting Society (Mirna Bamieh)

Performance dinner

Palestine Hosting Society is a live art project that explores traditional food culture in Palestine especially those that are vanishing or on the verge of disappearing. The project brings these dishes back to life over dinner tables, walks, and various interventions.

Palestine Hosting Society is founded and run by artist and cook Mirna Bamieh, as an extension of her art practice that often looks at the politics of disappearance, and memory production. Mirna creates artworks that unpack social concerns and limitations in contemporary political dilemmas, and reflect on the conditions that characterize Palestinian communities.

To date, Palestine Hosting Society has created several projects, including “Family Dinners”, “Our Nabulsi Table”, “Our Jerusalem Table”, “A Wondering in Flavors: The Old City of Jerusalem, a table, a tour and a map”, “The Wheat Feast”, “The Edible Wild Plants of Palestine Table”, “Our Gaza Table” and “Food Walks”. After an intensive research period for each project, the collective creates a menu that is shared over a dinner performance, with dishes carefully selected to create spaces of reflection upon socio-political realities, attitudes, and historical practices, and even the suppressed elements of history.

THE CHEHADE BROTHERS

MUSICAL BAND

Natives of the old city of Jerusalem, Farid (born in 1975) and Rami (born in 1976) come from a Palestinian family with Lebanese origins from Ezze village, South Lebanon. Farid and Rami’s great grandfather Maroun Chehade had sent 2 of his sons to Jerusalem to become priests. One of them, Farid Chehade (who later became their grandfather), left the clerical school and married a Palestinian girl.

For generations, their home was a meeting point for poets and musicians who kept alive, almost forgotten forms of artand music, like “zajal”, “ghazal”, “hija” and “taksim” (improvisation on traditional and often mysterious old scales known as makama).

Both Chehade brothers are multifaceted musicians with demonstrated virtuosity in playing all Arabic musical instruments ranging from melodic instruments like oud, bouzok, kanoun, kamanjeh and nay to rhythmic instruments like tabla, katem and riq. In the late 1990s, the Chehades headed to Beirut where they joined the newly formed Oriental Roots Orchestra, an oriental style “big band” formed by Michel Elefteriades with the goal of grouping the best musicians in the Arab world.

RAEDA TAHA

MASTER OF CEREMONY

Raeda Taha is the recipient of the Woman of Wonder award in 2019. She is a Palestinian playwright, actress, and author, and has published and produced a number of plays and short stories. Her one-woman play “Where Can I Find Someone Like you, Ali?” received tremendous acclaim locally and internationally. Raeda has performed her plays in the Middle East, Europe, and the US, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Columbia University, and the Lark in New York. By narrating Palestinian history through her plays, Raeda has been pivotal in spreading the Palestinian narrative around the world. Raxeda was born in Jerusalem and raised in Beirut. She holds a BA in Speech Communication and Journalism from George Mason University.

Simona Abdallah

Percussionist

Simona Abdallah is a Palestinian Danish percussionist. Her parents fled from to Lebanon to Germany, where Simona was born in 1979. The family subsequently moved to Denmark, where she spent her childhood. Simona plays Arabic percussion, primarily the Darbuka- and finds her inspiration through a variety of musical genres.  From the age of 15 she has been using the Darbuka as a method to escape her oppressive surroundings. She is lauded as the first female percussionist from an Arab background. She has broken through the traditional expectations to enjoy internationally acclaimed success, and has toured in Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, and the Middle East. 

Gala Dinner Program

Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Four Seasons Amman
Reception at 7:00 PM - Seating at 7:30 PM

Palestine Hosting Society (Mirna Bamieh)

Performance dinner

Palestine Hosting Society is a live art project that explores traditional food culture in Palestine especially those that are vanishing or on the verge of disappearing. The project brings these dishes back to life over dinner tables, walks, and various interventions.

Palestine Hosting Society is founded and run by artist and cook Mirna Bamieh, as an extension of her art practice that often looks at the politics of disappearance, and memory production. Mirna creates artworks that unpack social concerns and limitations in contemporary political dilemmas, and reflect on the conditions that characterize Palestinian communities.

To date, Palestine Hosting Society has created several projects, including “Family Dinners”, “Our Nabulsi Table”, “Our Jerusalem Table”, “A Wondering in Flavors: The Old City of Jerusalem, a table, a tour and a map”, “The Wheat Feast”, “The Edible Wild Plants of Palestine Table”, “Our Gaza Table” and “Food Walks”. After an intensive research period for each project, the collective creates a menu that is shared over a dinner performance, with dishes carefully selected to create spaces of reflection upon socio-political realities, attitudes, and historical practices, and even the suppressed elements of history.

THE CHEHADE BROTHERS

MUSICAL BAND

Natives of the old city of Jerusalem, Farid (born in 1975) and Rami (born in 1976) come from a Palestinian family with Lebanese origins from Ezze village, South Lebanon. Farid and Rami’s great grandfather Maroun Chehade had sent 2 of his sons to Jerusalem to become priests. One of them, Farid Chehade (who later became their grandfather), left the clerical school and married a Palestinian girl.

For generations, their home was a meeting point for poets and musicians who kept alive, almost forgotten forms of artand music, like “zajal”, “ghazal”, “hija” and “taksim” (improvisation on traditional and often mysterious old scales known as makama).

Both Chehade brothers are multifaceted musicians with demonstrated virtuosity in playing all Arabic musical instruments ranging from melodic instruments like oud, bouzok, kanoun, kamanjeh and nay to rhythmic instruments like tabla, katem and riq. In the late 1990s, the Chehades headed to Beirut where they joined the newly formed Oriental Roots Orchestra, an oriental style “big band” formed by Michel Elefteriades with the goal of grouping the best musicians in the Arab world.

Raeda Taha

Master of Cermony

Raeda Taha is the recipient of the Woman of Wonder award in 2019. She is a Palestinian playwright, actress, and author, and has published and produced a number of plays and short stories. Her one-woman play “Where Can I Find Someone Like you, Ali?” received tremendous acclaim locally and internationally. Raeda has performed her plays in the Middle East, Europe, and the US, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Columbia University, and the Lark in New York. By narrating Palestinian history through her plays, Raeda has been pivotal in spreading the Palestinian narrative around the world. Raeda was born in Jerusalem and raised in Beirut. She holds a BA in Speech Communication and Journalism from George Mason University.

Simona Abdallah

Percussionist

Simona Abdallah is a Palestinian Danish percussionist. Her parents fled from to Lebanon to Germany, where Simona was born in 1979. The family subsequently moved to Denmark, where she spent her childhood. Simona plays Arabic percussion, primarily the Darbuka- and finds her inspiration through a variety of musical genres.  From the age of 15 she has been using the Darbuka as a method to escape her oppressive surroundings. She is lauded as the first female percussionist from an Arab background. She has broken through the traditional expectations to enjoy internationally acclaimed success, and has toured in Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, and the Middle East. 

 

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Partners

Event

Media & Website

Food & Beverage

Hotel & Logistics

Platinum Sponsors

Abughazaleh
Family

Marwan & Abida
Al Sayeh

Suha & Shaker
Fakhouri

Lama & Ali
Kolaghassi

Silvana
Nassif

Ghiath & Nadia
Sukhtian

Gold Sponsors

Fatima
Abughazaleh

Suhad & Abdul Kader
AlQadi

Jaafar & Salam
Hijjawi

Habib & Bassima
Ghawi

Maher & Randa
Kaddoura

Rudain & Taima
Kawar

Luay & Reem
Khoury

Mahmoudia
Group

Nabulsi
Family

Ghassan & Tala
Nuqul

Ahmad Yousef
Said

Saira & Wafa
Soufan

In memory of Farah W. Tamari

Osama & Aghnar
Yaish

Silver Sponsors

Maher
Al-Nammari

Mary Nazzal
Batayneh

Haitham
Chehabi

Rajaie & Tamara Dajani

Wael & Amal
Jardaneh

Bassam & Rana Kanaan

Mona Naffa
Nazzal

Sanad Law Group in Association with Eversheds Sutherland

YEHIA SALEH MARAQA & CO -MARAQA INTERIORS

Committees

Planning Committee

  • dana erekat
  • hanan sayed worrell
  • hasan al-masri
  • luay khouryChairman of Board of Directors, Taawon
  • nida tawil disi
  • ousama ghannoum
  • rasha abughazaleh
  • Rula Abu Rayyan Jardaneh
  • serin shihabi
  • suha sorour fakhouri
  • zina jardanehChair. The Palestinian Museum

Benefit Committee

  • abida al-sayeh
  • maher al-nammari
  • manal kayyali nahawi
  • mona al-aref
  • mona naffa nazzal
  • rana naser kanaan
  • reem abu-lughod al-saeed
  • saira soufan
  • suhad eshtayeh
  • suzanne afanah
  • Taima Khoury Kawar
  • tamara murad dajani
Dana Erekat

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