Our Projects – نشاطاتنا – Nos Projets

  • Open the Mic افتحوا المايك

A monthly event featuring Arab talent in Montreal

“Open the Mic” is a monthly open microphone event for artists of Arabic origin and friends, to celebrate their talent with the community through a diverse range of arts, including but not limited to storytelling, poetry, singing, music, stand-up comedy, and short videos. The purpose of the project is to discover, engage, and empower Arab talent in the city. Accordingly, every second Thursday of the month, we take the event to a new neighborhood in Montreal, where we occupy a place (usually a cafe or a bar), and we invite the community to celebrate art together. The project started in January 2019 and has been going on ever since with all full house performances. The community is growing day after  day.

 

  • Haram party – حرام بارتي

A night to celebrate our uniqueness and dance our hearts out to Arabic beats

A night to celebrate our uniqueness and dance our hearts out to Arabic beats! Haram Party is a shiny invitation for Middle Eastern & Arab friends, fam & peeps in Montreal to mindlessly celebrate and connect! Featuring a mix of music from east to west: an assemblage of Rai, Egyptian, Lebanese, Khalij where old and modern fuse in an uplifting experience. Come out and dance with us on a mix of the best modern and traditional Arabic records of all time! If it’s Haram… It’s gotta be good!

 

  • Wednesday, Week’s Middle Finger الإربعا بنصّ الجمعة

A yearly initiative that brings together multidisciplinary artists from Arab origin to work together, experiment, and express their thoughts and ideas through art in its diverse form. An artistic performance is produced and presented to the public as a result of this collaboration, co-creation, co-curation, and experimentation.

WHY ليش POURQUOI?

Abjad Howse is a creative space that celebrates Arab art by bridging between the Canadian and Arab cultural heritage. Our mission is to celebrate cultural diversity, exchange of ideas, and bring these two worlds closer to one other.
We believe in social and cultural pedagogy and are determined to create cultural initiatives which can become effective means to our goal; bonding the hearts and mind of the citizens of the world in an ever-growing hostile global milieu. Our vision is to create a safe space and support the growth and exchange of ideas between Canada and the Arab world.

 

أبجد هوَّز هي مساحة ربط بين التراث الثقافي الكندي والعربى. مهمتنا هي الاحتفال بالتنوع الثقافي، تبادل الأفكار، وتقريب هذين العالمين من بعضهما البعض.
نحن نؤمن بالتربية الاجتماعية والثقافية، ومصممون على خلق مبادرات ثقافية تعمل كوسائل فعالة لتقريب المسافات بين المجتمعات العربيّة والكندية، والربط بين القلوب في بيئة عالمية يتزايد فيها العداء والدمار يوم بعد يوم. رؤيتنا هي خلق مساحة آمنة تدعم نمو المهارات وتبادل الأفكار بين كندا والعالم العربي.

 

Abjad Howse est un espace créatif qui relie le patrimoine culturel canadien et Arabe. Notre mission est de célébrer la diversité culturelle, l’échange d’idées,
et de rapprocher ces deux mondes les uns des autres.
Nous croyons en la pédagogie sociale et culturelle et nous sommes déterminés à créer des initiatives culturelles qui peuvent devenir des moyens efficaces pour atteindre notre objectif: lier les coeurs et les esprits des citoyens du monde dans un milieu mondial. Notre vision est de créer un espace sécuritaire et de soutenir la croissance et l’échange d’idées entre le Canada et le Monde Arabe.

Our Projects – نشاطاتنا – Nos Projets

  • Open the Mic افتحوا المايك

A monthly event featuring Arab talent in Montreal

“Open the Mic” is a monthly open microphone event for artists of Arabic origin and friends, to celebrate their talent with the community through a diverse range of arts, including but not limited to storytelling, poetry, singing, music, stand-up comedy, and short videos. The purpose of the project is to discover, engage, and empower Arab talent in the city. Accordingly, every second Thursday of the month, we take the event to a new neighborhood in Montreal, where we occupy a place (usually a cafe or a bar), and we invite the community to celebrate art together. The project started in January 2019 and has been going on ever since with all full house performances. The community is growing day after  day.

 

  • Haram party – حرام بارتي

A night to celebrate our uniqueness and dance our hearts out to Arabic beats

A night to celebrate our uniqueness and dance our hearts out to Arabic beats! Haram Party is a shiny invitation for Middle Eastern & Arab friends, fam & peeps in Montreal to mindlessly celebrate and connect! Featuring a mix of music from east to west: an assemblage of Rai, Egyptian, Lebanese, Khalij where old and modern fuse in an uplifting experience. Come out and dance with us on a mix of the best modern and traditional Arabic records of all time! If it’s Haram… It’s gotta be good!

 

  • Wednesday, Week’s Middle Finger الإربعا بنصّ الجمعة

A yearly initiative that brings together multidisciplinary artists from Arab origin to work together, experiment, and express their thoughts and ideas through art in its diverse form. An artistic performance is produced and presented to the public as a result of this collaboration, co-creation, co-curation, and experimentation.

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We are happy to be located at Batiment 7

1900 Le Ber, Montreal, QC H3K 2A4, Canada

Get in touch by email: info@abjadhowse.ca or phone: +1 (514) 569 8548

We will reply within 24 hours!