WHEN: Friday, October 2nd | 7:00 pm ET (11:00 pm GMT)
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Anera's Honorary Hosts invite you to our 2020 Global Gala!
We will be featuring engaging, original performances from artists around the world, including the musicians Joubran Trio, Omar Kamal, 47 Soul, and Lina Makhoul and Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah.
Actor Yasmine Al Massri will be master of ceremony.
This year we cannot gather for our usual Annual Dinner, and we will miss being with you in person. But our work together continues and vulnerable families and communities still need your support. Our 2020 Global Gala will highlight Anera’s green programs that reuse resources that would otherwise go to waste, respect land and water by using these natural riches in the most eco-friendly ways, and replenish the beauty of the land through responsible waste and water management and the use of renewable energy sources.
Anera's Honorary Hosts
Ms. Lama Bazzari | Hon. Benjamin Cardin, Senator | Ms. Lina Hadid | Hon. Chuck and Lilibet Hagel | H.E. Gabriel Issa, Ambassador of Lebanon to the US | H.E. Dina Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the US | Hon. Nita M. Lowey, Member, House of Representatives | Ms. Yasmine Al Massri | H.E. Amal Mudallali, Ambassador of Lebanon to the United Nations | H.E. Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the US | H.E. Meshal Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the US | Hon. Ilhan Omar, Member, House of Representatives | Hon. David Price, Member, House of Representatives | Hon. Rashida Tlaib, Member, House of Representatives | Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Senator | Hon. Mark Warner, Senator | Mr. Amer Zahr
If you have any questions, please call us at 202-266-9700.
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Why sponsor Anera's Global Gala
Reuse. Respect. Replenish.
Our 2020 Global Gala is highlighting green programs that reuse resources that would otherwise go to waste, respect land and water by using these natural riches in the most eco-friendly ways, and replenish the beauty of the land through responsible waste and water management and the use of renewable energy sources.
With your sponsorship, you can forge relationships with like-minded humanitarians and development professionals/experts, while putting your personal stamp on the oldest American organization delivering humanitarian relief and development projects exclusively in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
Please also see our sponsorship brochure for more information, or call 202-266-9700 to learn more.
Omar Kamal, often called the "Palestinian Frank Sinatra," grew up in Nablus. From the age of 8, he began playing the piano and, later, the violin. Omar toured with the Edward Said Conservatory of Music and studied music, as a teen, in Europe. When he was in college studying engineering in Cardiff, Omar was the lead singer with the univerisity's big band. That experience made him realize that music was his great passion. He has a big range of music styles and tastes, from Western-style swing to Arabic music. Among his influences, he cites Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Fairouz. Listen to his new song.
47Soul is a Palestinian-Jordanian electronic music group that formed in 2013. The members of the band are Tareq Abu Kwaik (vocals, darbuka), Ramzy Suleiman (vocals, synthesiser, keyboard), and Walaa Sbeit (vocals, bass drum). 47Soul's first album, Shamstep, released in 2015, created a genre of Middle-Eastern electronic dance music that combines the traditional forms of dabkeh music with electronic instruments. Their music also brings in Afro-American styles of music like Hip Hop and Reggae. The band has played festivals and clubs all over Europe, Chile, Australia and Egypt. 47Soul is the soundtrack for Arab youth in Palestine.
Rafeef Ziadah was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Palestinian refugee parents. She grew up in Tunisia and attended York University in Toronto. From an early age, Rafeef learn and recited poetry in Arabic, but she was wary of performing it in English until she was kicked by a fellow student in Canada and who told her "you deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children." A week later, in response, she performed her "Shades of Anger" about racism. In 2009 Ziadah released her first spoken word album, "Hadeel." She has traveled to countries all over the world to perform and conduct poetry workshops. Listen to "The Palestine I know."
Le Trio Joubran is an oud trio playing traditional Palestinian music. Brothers Samir, Wissam, and Adnan Joubran, originally from the city of Nazareth, make up the group. The oud has a special place for the Joubrans. Their great grandfather, grandfather and father were oud makers and players. The middle brother, Wissam, keeps the tradition alive by making the ouds the trio plays. They also inherited their mother's talent of signing poems. The band collaborated closely with the great poet Mahmoud Darwish. Listen to a performance of Darwish's "On This Land." They also produced tracks for various movies. The brothers divide their time between Nazareth, Ramallah and Paris.
Lina Makhoul is a Palestinian-American singer, who rose to prominence as the winner of The Voice Israel − the first Palestinian to win the contest. As The Voice winner, she received a music school scholarship and a record contract. Lina was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Acre. Since the age of four she has loved dancing, playing the piano and singing. Her singles "This Ain't About You," "Dance Sucker," and "Can't Keep Falling" have achieved success in the UK and Israeli pop charts. Lina also performed with the newly-formed Queen under Adam Lambert.