Trip to the Sahara for ALC & ALIF Students

TRIP TO THE SAHARA
Friday, June. 30th 2017

ALIF is sponsoring a trip to the beautiful dunes of Southern Morocco!
We will depart from ALIF at 12:30 pm on Friday and arrive in Erfoud around 8 pm to spend the night in Hotel Xaluca with a buffet dinner, music and swimming.
After a relaxing morning swim and breakfast, we will head for the dunes, arriving at Merzouga’s Tombuktou Hotel one hour later where a buffet lunch will be served.
In late afternoon, we will ride camels on an overnight trek to the oasis to watch the sunset on Saturday night. We’ll leave Merzouga early Sunday morning after breakfast and should be back in Fez by 7:30 p.m
The cost for this excursion, including all transportation, meals and hotel expenses is 1400 dh including camels.
We will have a very short MANDATORY orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 12:15 in room 30 to discuss the itineraries and what to bring.
Plan to pay at this time!
PLEASE SIGN UP on the board in the garden by
Wednesday JUne 28th at noon

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert at ALC Fes

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert! 
Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 PM
ALC Fes, 2 Rue Ahmed Hiba, Fes Ville Nouvelle

Every year, 14 senior Yale University men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with a diverse and evolving repertoire ranging from traditional Yale standards to popular songs from every decade. 

Cole Porter was one of the original members of the group, and the “Whiffs” continue to sing some of his songs, such as “Too Darn Hot” and “Night and Day.”

Each year, 14 Yale seniors take the year off from their studies to travel the world, performing this year in 22 countries on six continents. We are thrilled and honored that they are coming to give a concert at ALC-Fes!

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public. The performance will be in the garden of the American Language Centre.

Here’s their YouTube channel and website:
https://www.youtube.com/user/whiffenpoofs
http://www.whiffenpoofs.com/

The “Well of Hope” at the ALIF Riad

“The “Well of Hope” at the ALIF Riad on Sunday, May 21 at 6:30 PM
6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

In keeping with the theme of this year’s music festival, the Well of Hope is a short metaphorical tale about the power of cultural exchange in today’s troubled world.
The text, by Kay d’Astorg, will be read in Arabic by Moroccan actress, Amal Ayouch, accompanied by the Oud of Hamza El Fasiki.

موازاة مع موضوع مهرجان الموسيقى لهذه السنة، ستقوم الممثلة أمل عيوش بقراءة نص “بئر الأمل” لكاي أستورغ بالعربية على أنغام عود حمزة الفاسيقي

بئر الأمل” يسرد حكاية مجازية قصيرة حول قوة التبادل الثقافي في عالم اليوم المضطرب”

المترجم: نور الدين ضرار

Home Sweet Home: Dreams, Hopes and Paintings Exhibition

Home Sweet Home: Moroccan Girls Draw and Paint their Hopes, Dreams and the Meaning of Home

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, January 4 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

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In an interdisciplinary collaboration young Moroccan women from the Girls’ Center at Ziat create images discussing perspectives of home with American artist Joan Marie Kelly from Singapore, psychologist Meryem Bouchnafati, and economist Firdaous Bakhchane, members of ALC Fes ALIF Community Service Club. Also on display are paintings by Joan Kelly, who has participated in an artist’s residency sponsored by ALC-Fes.

This exhibition, organized by the ALC-ALIF Community Service Club, continues through January 12 from 4:30-6:30, Monday to Friday.