Our MECAY (Middle Eastern Cultural Awareness for Youth) program invites middle school and high school students to Levantine Cultural Center. Info 310.657.5511.

A range of distinguished artists and activists are available to come to your organization or university, college or high school to address audiences on topics as varied as:

  • Afghanistan: filmmaking on the women of Afghanistan
  • Algerian music and culture
  • Armenian culture in diaspora, music
  • Dubai: a new vision of the Middle East
  • Egypt: literature, music, film
  • Greece: music
  • Iraq: filmmaking, history, music, war and peace
  • Iran: filmmaking, history, music, poetry and literature, war and peace
  • Israel: contemporary literature, Jews of the Middle East, Israel-Palestine
  • Jordan: culture and society of Jordan
  • Kuwait: music of the Gulf region
  • Kurdistan: culture and history of the Kurds
  • Lebanon: Beirut, art, music, war and peace
  • Morocco: Berber culture, hip hop, traditional Moroccan music, Jews of Morocco
  • Pakistan: culture and society
  • Palestine: facts on the ground, culture, music, war and peace
  • Saudia Arabia: contemporary history and culture
  • Tunisia: rai music
  • Turkey: filmmaking on Turkey, East/West, Istanbul, Turkish music

Whether you're seeking to present a lecture, panel discussion, performance or a multidisciplinary program, we can bring our passion and expertise to your institution.

For more information, call 310.657.5511.


New Conversational Arabic Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays

Conversational Arabic: classes emphasize speaking, understanding and grammarRegister Today To Learn "Shami" Arabic Using Diverse Audiovisual Supplements Including Music and Film

Levantine 1 for Beginners: Class meets Mondays, 7:15-10:00 pm, starting April 20, through June 22, 2009.

Levantine 2 for Beginning-Intermediate Students: Class meets Wednesdays, 7:15-10:00 pm, April 22-June 24, 2009.