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New Festival Celebrates Fort Wayne's Arab Culture and Heritage

Courtesy/Sam Jarjour

Fort Wayne's cultural diversity has generated quite an assortment of festivals honoring the city's history and heritage, and this weekend, there's a new celebration in the mix.

It's Arab Fest, hosted by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

When WBOI's Julia Meek learned of this newcomer festival, she met with the organization's board chairman, Sam Jarjour. Jarjour is a first generation Arab-American, and during his visit to the Madge Rothschild Studios, he talked about the history, hospitality, and richness of Arab culture right here in Northeast Indiana.

Event Information:

Arab Fest 2015
@ Headwaters Park West, Fort Wayne
Saturday, June 6th: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 7th: Noon to 6:00 p.m.

You can find more information about Arab Fest on Facebook.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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