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Dates - يا بلح زغلول

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Areej Kaoud will be presenting a story telling performance based on a memory around a song celebrating the season of picking dates.

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Areej Kaoud will be presenting a story telling performance based on a memory around a song celebrating the season of picking dates.

This memory is effectively ongoing as it is based on her family’s love for this fruit and their involvement in the business in Palestine today.

Kaoud’s performance is partially singing and stems from her background as a Palestinian who grew up in Sharjah, UAE, and Montreal, Canada.

Ya Balah Zaghloul "Dates" song was first sung by Naima El-Masreya (AKA Naima the Egyptian) in 1920s, and was composed by Egyptian composer Sayed Darwish (1892-1923) who was considered as the father of Egyptian popular music.

Areej Kaoud is now based in London and this will be her first performance in the city supported by AWAN Festival and produced by Arts Canteen.

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Areej Kaoud is a Palestinian visual artist raised in Sharjah, UAE, and Montreal, Canada.

Her art practice draws on her interest in narratives and disastrous scenarios. Emergency provisions are a common subject in her practice using writing, recording, performance art, data accumulation and installation.

Kaoud’s projects articulate the distance between anxiety, preparedness and the humour which takes place in preparing for non-immediate threats.

Her most recent performance in the UK was at Tate Modern in Tate Exchange.

She has been commissioned in 2019 by the New York University Art Gallery to produce a large-scale sculpture titled 'Unknown Safety' 2019 and the recordings An Escalation (2016-Ongoing). Kaoud’s work has been shown at Delfina Foundation, Art Dubai, Bolivia Biennale, ISCP New York, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, The Hangar, JPFN Museum and Satellite in AlSerkal Avenue.

Kaoud completed an MFA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and a second masters in Fine Art Curating at Goldsmiths College. Her art practice progressed as conceptual without being attached to any one medium. Kaoud has worked as an Adjunct Professor at American University of Sharjah and copy editor at Sharjah Art Foundation.

AWAN Festival is produced by Arts Canteen and supported by Arts Council England.

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