The First Palestine Music Expo, Taking Place on April 2017

The First Palestine Music Expo
will be held from April 5-7 2017 in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Haifa.  We hope to shine the spotlight on the budding Palestinian Music Scene and share the beauty of our culture.  It will showcase both established and upcoming Palestinian artists to local audiences and key members of the international music industry.

The First Palestine Music Expo, Taking Place on April 2017

The First Palestine Music Expo, Taking Place on April 2017

These will include record companies, booking agencies, music supervisors, festivals promoters and Media. The Expo will bring artists and professionals together, in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships and develop valuable networking opportunities in Palestine.

It will include various music genres and showcase performances over two days with a third day put aside for a little fun exploring. The public and our guests are invited to attend these shows in different Palestinian cities and interact with our artists to gain a greater understanding of our music scene and how we create music in Palestine.
All donations raised  will be used to pay for cover travel and accommodation expenses for our delegates as well as production costs associated with running and events and panels.
We wil also set up a $10,000 fund to assist Palestinian musicians with international touring.

Take part in putting the spotlight on Palestinian Music and donate now

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All donations are greatly appreciated, and should you choose to donate,  we’d love to include you on our “Contributors Thank You Page”!

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Hanna Jubran

Hanna Jubran is a Palestinian sculptor born in Jish (District of Safad). HannaHe received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each of his sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as, wood, granite, steel, iron and bronze.

Internationally acclaimed Jubran has conducted symposiums in many parts of the world.  His work has been exhibited in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin and South America.  His awards are very significant. International art shows, competitions and symposiums:

The International Sculpture Symposium in Granby, Canada, The Ecatepec, Mexico International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, The Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial at Toyamura Village, Japan, The International Sculpture Symposium and Conference at Europos Parkas in Vilnius, Lithuania, The Second International Invitational Iron Sculpture Exhibition and Iron Pour at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia and The International Woodcarving Symposium in Kemivarji, Finland. A recent commission Hanna just completed can be found on the grounds of Fayetteville University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is a nine-segmented concrete sculpture and reaches 11’ in height. Hanna is consistent, in his pursuit of creating enjoyable sculptures for private and corporate collections.


Research Awards

  • 2003- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Distinguished Alumnus Award, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2002–Artist Fellowship Award at The Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL
  • 2002–The ECU Five-Year Achievement Award, Greenville, NC
  • 2001- VCAA Teacher Scholar Award, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • 2001-Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at The Southeastern College Art Conference, Columbia, SC
  • 2000- The Board of Governors Teaching Award
  • 2000-01- East Caroline University Alumni Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award Finalist, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC



Hanna Jubran – Sculpture


Further readings:

Hanna Jubran’s Sculpture Exhibition Opens At Barton

Sculptor Hanna Jubran Visits Barton On Oct. 7

Sculpture Trail Artist Hanna Jubran








Iyad Ramadan Sabbah

Iyad Ramadan Sabbah is a Palestinian sculptor born 1973 in Gaza who lives and works there. iyad-sabbahHe studied at Fateh University in Lybia where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture. He holds an MA Fine Art Sculpture from Helwan University in Cairo.

Sabbah is a well know sculptor who became famous for his beach exhibition called “Worn Out”. His sculptures and the installations he uses are very artistic- many of his works have taken on an overt political tone.

In this case of “Worn Out” Palestine is all over his artwork, he uses his art to show the suffering of his people.

This exhibition is meant to show the horrors Palestinians faced in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza city, which saw some of the heaviest fighting in the summer’s 50-day conflict (2014). More than 2,200 people were killed, 11,200 civilians were injured and thousands of houses were razed by Israel.

Sabbah explained that this exhibition represents the psychological impact of war and commemorate those who died.

Shuja’iyya neighborhood is one of the places that was completely destroyed. The artist wanted with this work to focus on displacement of the Palestinians. He is completely sure that there has been a violation of humanity in all of the Gaza community as a result if the aggression.sabbah-iyad

All the sculptures were created using mud and waste materials found in bombsites.

The sculputures were also placed on the beach in Gaza to symbolize the refugees fleeing to other countries illegally in a desperate attempt to escape the conflict.

The familly of seven clay figures including a small child and a baby appear to moved through debris and rubble and past shelled homes.


Personal Exhibitions

Earth Gallery – Tripoli -1993

Fair point of view – Tripoli -1994

Folds Gallery – Arts and Crafts Village – Gaza

Gallery shades of red – the French Center in Gaza and moved to the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah 2009

Gallery outside the box – Qattan Center – Gaza 2010


Exhibitions and awards

Nasser University Gallery – Tripoli 1993

Planetarium Gallery – Tripoli – Libya – 1994

Red Crescent Gallery – Khan Younis -1990

Fine Artists Association Gallery – Rashad grilling – Gaza – 2001

Gallery of Fine Artists Association – Municipal Library Auditorium – Rafah

Vanguard Gallery Forty – fifth -2005 – Cairo – Egypt

The Alexandrian Alexandria Biennale XXIII – 2005 – Cairo – Egypt

Spring Fair – Ramallah -2003

Gallery artists from the Gaza Strip – Paris and surfed some French cities – 2007

Shield Association artists -2002

Art Lovers Society Award – 2005

Third prize in the competition did not Mobile ( White Night ) French Cultural Center -2007

Bank of Palestine Award – in Palestine 2009 Art Competition

Gallery 10 artists from Gaza – Paris – 2009

Gallery traces the war – Photography – French Center Strip – 2009

Dual exhibition durable – Deira Hotel – Gaza 2009

See gallery for faculty members at the University of Max – the French Center – Gaza 2009

Exhibition case – Rashad Shawa of Gaza 2010

Gallery 22 – Power Windows – 2010

Vss visual gallery – gallery convergence -2010 of

Gallery in Shi needed becomes – gallery -2010 Federation of

Palestinian Art Gallery – Dubai – Art only – 2010

Gallery Palestine in the eyes of young people – Bir Zeit – Nablus – Bethlehem – 2010

Auction yard – Jerusalem 2010

Collective exhibition Sharm El Sheikh 2011

Czech group exhibition 2012

A group exhibition of the Sultanate of Oman 2012

Collective exhibition – Czech Republic – 2012

Gallery fingerprints – Tunisia – 2013

Art gallery and workshop – Konia Turkey 2013 AD


Business Field

The launch of the Phoenix Monument – Palestine Square – Gaza

Monument dream of return – field Abu Hamid – , Khan Younis

Mermaid monument complex Italian – Gaza

Monument of redemption – the field of the 17 – Rafah

Festival honoring shield of Arab Artists 2009

Mental Health Shield 2010

Shield Strip Festival 2011

Shield Theater 2011

Key shield Gaza 2012

Medal of the Jerusalem International Prize 2012






Further reading:

Palestinian artist: sculptures spotlight Palestinian displacement