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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SU Hosts Arab Cultural Immersion Bus Trip to D.C. February 28

Caracalla Dance TheatreSALISBURY, MD---Want to “travel abroad” to experience the people and artistic treasures of the Middle East, without ever leaving the United States?

Salisbury University hosts a bus trip to Washington, D.C. for an Arab Cultural Immersion Day on Saturday, February 28. The trip begins with a tour of one of the following embassies: Qatar, Syria or Jordan, followed by a traditional Arab meal at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The journey continues at the Kennedy Center with “Arabesque:  Arts of the Arab World,” an international festival showcasing the varied cultures of 22 Arab nations.  Exhibitions feature photography, poetry, calligraphy, cuisine, jewelry, fashions and a marketplace.

Participants will also hear a concert by Nawal, a Muslim-born acoustic singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known as “The Voice” of Comoros Islands.  Later that evening, they will see Lebanon’s Caracalla Dance Theatre perform “Knights of the Moon,” a theatrical extravaganza of jealousy, hidden identities and love with an original musical score and innovative choreography, not expected to be seen again in the U.S. for another 60 years.

All-inclusive tickets are $40 for SU students, on sale now; $60 for faculty, staff and alumni, available starting Friday, February 6; and $110 for community members, available starting Friday, February 13. Tickets may be purchased at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk until Thursday, February 26.  One ticket per person, ID required.

Buses depart at 10 a.m. from the Dogwood parking lot at SU. Buses depart from the Kennedy Center for the return trip at 10:30 p.m.

The trip is sponsored by World Artists Experience, Inc., the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Office of the Provost and the SU Appropriations Board. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at

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