MahraJazz - Palestine Independent Jazz Festival


MahraJazz is an independent Jazz festival in Palestine. Founded in Haifa in 2017 by individuals working in various fields, MahraJazz aims to introduce the best of the international Jazz scene to diverse Palestinian crowds, and vice-versa. Since the debut in 2017, MahraJazz facilitates an alternative Palestinian cross-atlantic platform that allows Jazz musicians and enthusiasts - from the Arab world, locally and internationally alike - to meet, connect and exchange knowledge. The project's field of work aims at creating an autonomous zone where culture production is un-governed or controlled by constitutional, governmental nor institutional, physical or mental occupation bodies or approaches.

The name MahraJazz is a wordplay derived from Mahrajan and Jazz. Mahrajan in Arabic means Festival, Celebration.


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