Sharjah Art Foundation

March Meeting 2024: Tawashujat
1 – 3 March 2024

Khalid Bin Mohammed School, Al Manakh, Sharjah


Private cultural initiatives have long exerted a profound influence on Palestine’s cultural fabric, given the unique political context in which they exist. These initiatives shape and are shaped by the settings in which they operate, and this dynamic interplay is at the heart of preserving and nurturing artistic traditions in such challenging environments.

In this conversation, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Palestinian oud band Le Trio Joubran, Samir Joubran and Samer Jaradat discuss the intricate balance between individual artistry and collective efforts within such enterprises.

Hailing from a storied lineage of musicians and oud craftsmen in Nazareth, Joubran speaks with a sense of urgency and poignancy. His family's musical heritage, stretching back to his great grandfather, underpins his passion for the subject. Jaradat, the manager behind the award-winning Le Trio Joubran (consisting of brothers Samir, Wissam and Adnan Joubran), discusses the challenges and strategies they use to ensure their continuity and success.

This dialogue bridges the creative and administrative aspects essential in sustaining initiatives like Le Trio Joubran, especially in the Palestinian context.