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Andy Kim

Andrew Youakim performing as Andy Kim, is a Canadian pop rock singer and songwriter. He is known for a number of hit singles such as "Rock Me Gently", which topped the U.S. singles charts, he co-wrote "Sugar, Sugar" for The Archies.

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Farid el-Atrache performs "Awel Hamsa Taqsim" (oud (lute) solo)

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Drums date back to the tablah or darabuka in ancient Arabic lands where they served as important accompaniments to vocalists and other musicians.


 




Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country



Faye Glenn Abdellah US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Deputy Surgeon General Served 1949-1989


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Opening September 8, 2011

Itís been four years in the making...the most significant exhibition ever created by the Arab American National Museum. Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country tells true stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important role Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history.

Arab Americans have been an integral part of the United States of America since its inception. They have contributed greatly to our society and since the American Revolution, they have fought and died in every U.S. war, defending the Constitution and our democratic form of government.

Patriots & Peacemakers highlights three specific areas of service: the U.S. Armed Forces, diplomatic service and the Peace Corps. Personal narratives highlight Arab American men and women of different national and religious backgrounds.

The exhibition also encourages visitors to consider how commitment to service impacts them in their daily lives.

Arab American National Museum

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