18th EDITION 27 OCT – 12 NOV 2017

Previous FMA Editions

OUR STORY SO FAR…

The Festival has welcomed hundreds of local artists as well as top of the bill from all over the world. The programming offers professional as well as amateurs and young people the opportunity to express themselves through their art and to share their vision of the Arabic culture.

The former editions have witnessed the participation of great names in the worlds of music, dance and theatre : Caracalla dance company, Marcel Khalife, Naseer Shamma, Majida El Roumi, Hamza El Din, Simon Shaheen, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Ashraf Sharif Khan, Lotfi Bouchnak, Doreid Laham, Nass el Ghiwan, etc. and have produced hundreds of multidisciplinary creations and shows.

Unveiling of the program of the 18th edition

Unveiling of the program of the 18th edition

Like every year, the FMA publishes the edition's visual to unveil its programming. On September 26 at the Place des Arts, the FMA will present the whole program, including shows, concerts, films, conferences, master classes and, of course, the theme of the edition...

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Hilarus Délirus

Hilarus Délirus

Raving until all reason is lost has become the sad spectacle of our era. Grave and boundless outbursts of madness continue to assault the mind and spirit. The buffoons of this earth proclaim themselves caliphs in the place of the caliphs.

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Tapis Volant, d’Alep à Bagdad

Accompanied by Canadian and American musicians, Farida and Hamam Khairy take us on a flying carpet through their infinite breeze, ceaselessly regenerating itself, that revives, if only during a brief concert, the beating heart of Aleppo and Bagdad.

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Harem d’Ilhan

Plus d’une fois et tout de grâce et d’élégance, le danseur-interprète turc de ballet oriental à la scène, Ilhan  Karabaçak, est de retour à  Montréal, dans une nouvelle création dédiée au 10e anniversaire du FMA.

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Charabia

Taking a leaf out of the personal experiences, words and music of the youth in the Arab world, as well as from current burning issues, this original creation of the FMA aims at bridging the gap between divided spaces and speeches in order to re-establish a reuniting dialog.

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Algorythmes

Algorythmes is a tale of words and music intertwined to tell about the torments of confrontations and the passion of discovery.  In changing the spelling of the word “algorithme” we give it new realms of meaning.  

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Tapis Volant, d’Alep à Bagdad

Accompanied by Canadian and American musicians, Farida and Hamam Khairy take us on a flying carpet through their infinite breeze, ceaselessly regenerating itself, that revives, if only during a brief concert, the beating heart of Aleppo and Bagdad.

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Utopia

And what if Planet Earth really were flat? This would leave us with Atlantis, Eldorado, the mythical Andalusia, the American dream or else a Montreal that is sublimated as much as experienced, called Utopia for the duration of the 13th annual Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal.

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Charabia

In the “age of communication”, solitudes abound, and any attempt at dialogue leads back to the Genesis Tower of Babel.

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