The Butterfly Effect began as a vision and has grown into a movement. Providing a platform for performing artists to showcase their talents, TBE offers originators from around the region the opportunity to perform and, at the same time, help their fellow artists.
The conclusion to this series is to take place on 14 December at Ras Al Ain Hangar and Gallery in Amman. Doors open at 6:00pm and the event features local and international talent.
Special guests include The Narcicyst, an Iraqi born-Canadian hip-hop artist, writer, journalist, and social lyricist, Narcy defies the traditional concept of what it means to be an artist. The Narciscyst has produced three albums (Mr. Asthmatic, The Narcicyst, Fear of an Arab Planet) and published The Diatribes of a Dying Tribe (2010), a book that portrays the difficulty of cultural dynamics in North America.
Akua Naru (USA) accompanied by the DIGFLO band (Germany) brings a soulful mix of spoken word and unique instrumentation to TBE’s finale. With two albums, The Journey Aflame (2011) and Live and Aflame Sessions (2012) Akua Naru philosophizes through her socially vigilant lyrics and challenges the status quo of what it means to be a female artist in the hip hop world.
JadaL, a Jordanian rock band, will also take the stage during the Butterfly Effect Finale. JadaL was formed in 2003 and released their freshman album in 2009, entitled Arabic Rocks. They have been featured at regional festivals, including the Turkish Vision Festival (2010) and the JARA Music Festival (2009). JadaL has collaborated with such artists as the Palestinian hip hop group DAM.
Additional featured artists include: Rash Radio (Egypt), Taraddad (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon), Akher Zapheer (Jordan), Noora Sharrab (Canada/Palestine), and many others.
This event is sponsored by the Greater Amman Municipality, Roya TV, SPIN Radio, Go Magazine, eka3, and Landmark Hotel Amman.
For more information go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/294645730635687
Proceeds for this event will go to the Jordan Fund for Performing Arts (JFPA), a local organization that provides grants to performing artists, of all styles, in the region.
The Jordan Fund for Performing Arts is the first of its kind in Jordan. The streets of the Levant are filled with talented artists, but rarely are they able to make a living off their art. The fund provides a means for artists to pursue their talent without the economic burden of funding it themselves, thus empowering artists to develop and hone their skills and talent.
The financial support given to individual artists, groups, and organizations within the industry and registered in Jordan shall not exceed 5,000 JOD per application and project.
How to apply?
Those interested in applying for a Jordan Fund for Performing Arts grant should submit their answers to the questions below, along with a complete finance, marketing, and sales plan as well as your full contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: JFPA_Application_YourName)
Grant Application Questions:
- Give a brief summary of your work as an artist.
- What will the funding from the grant be used for?
- What is your biggest challenge as an artist?
- Use one word (Arabic or English) to describe your art.
- How will the funding from this grant help you to achieve your goals?
Deadline to apply: 1pm on March, 14th, 2013
If you are short-listed we will respond via email (by June 2nd, 2013) and invite you for an interview with our jury and announce the final candidates by June 25th, 2013.
- Submit all information with a table of content and within one pdf document.
- If you attach more than one file to the email we will not be able to consider your application.
- Applications that do not meet all requirements cannot be accepted.
- Do not follow up, if you are short-listed, we will inform you within the given period.
- Film productions will not be accepted.
Check out additional opportunities for grants and exchanges at the following websites:
- Theatre Communications Group Global Connections http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/
- The Performing Arts Alliance www.theperformingartsalliance.org
- The Roberto Cimetta Fund www.cimettafund.org