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Monday, May 08, 2006

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Adventures of Prince Achmed, The

I just came back from an absolutely fantastic screening of the 1923 animated German film "The Adventure of Prince Achmed". I was transfixed by the beautiful live oriental music, the vibrant and wonderfully creative animation, and the fact that the story line was in German, a language I do not speak half a word of.

The most beautiful part though was the live music composed by Jordanians Elia Khoury and Agnes Bashir, and played by Nawazen and the Chamer Ensemble. Bravo! It was truly a beautiful performance.

Three special cheers to the Faculty of Arts and Design students that partcipated in the performance of the live music.

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