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Palestinian Vocalist Mona Miari to Perform with the New York Arabic Orchestra Takht at the National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration, April 18, 2024

posted on: Mar 27, 2024


(WASHINGTON, DC) March 27, 2024–The Arab America Foundation proudly announces that Palestinian vocalist Mona Miari will perform with the New York Arabic Ensemble Takht on Thursday, April 18th, at the National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration: Tribute to the Palestinian Heritage and Identity. The event will take place at the UDC Theater for the Arts at the University of the District of Columbia, with a tribute to the rich heritage and identity of the Palestinian people.

Mona Miari is an independent Palestinian/American Artist, Singer/Songwriter, and Lawyer based in New York City. Born in Chicago, IL. Mona’s journey led her to Palestine during her youth, where she began her music career. Her remarkable talent gained recognition by headlining her first major concert at the prestigious “Jerusalem – The Capital of Arabic Culture 2009” festival.

Dedicated to showcasing the richness of Arabic culture and music, Mona embarked on a professional music career, taking part in various cultural festivals and concerts where she combines Palestinian/Levantine folklore into her performances and repertoire, expressing her diverse upbringing by exploring and reapplying the Arabic languages to different music genres, embracing global influences.

She has graced stages worldwide across the US, the Arab World, and Europe, captivating audiences with her mesmerizing elegant talent at various prestigious venues from Lincoln Center, BAM, Drom to Steri Hall (Palermo, IT), in addition to collaborating with the renowned Little Amal organization and festivals for their US debut.

National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration: Tribute to the Palestinian Heritage and Identity

In addition to Palestinian vocalist Mona Miari and the New York Arabic Orchestra Takht, the National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) Commemoration will feature Palestinian comedian Maysoon Zayid, Palestinian poet Dana Dajani, who theatricality performs her original poetry pieces while addressing various themes of social justice; Palestinian Mawawil performer from Los Angeles, Mahmoud Alsaqer; and the Palestinian Folkloric Dance Troupe, Faris El-Layl.

For Tickets and Information, CLICK HERE.

About National Arab American Heritage Month 2024

“Celebrating Arab American Resilience and Diversity”

Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, public servants, and non-profit organizations issue proclamations and engage in special events commemorating our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society.

In 2023, the President of the United States recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month with a historic proclamation. In 2023, Congress, the U.S. Department of State, and 47 state governors issued proclamations commemorating the initiative. Additionally, the following states have passed permanent legislation designating the month of April as NAAHM: Illinois; Oregon; Virginia; and Indiana (Senate), and California.

This year, there are several states where Arab Americans are seeking permanent legislation designating April as National Arab American Heritage Month. Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are pursuing legislation. Finally, in 2023, 144 municipalities, counties, and school districts issued proclamations commemorating the initiative.

Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with just a handful of states recognizing the initiative. Each year, our grass-roots network of over 250 Arab American volunteers, including community leaders, educators, and social justice activists in 28 states, gathers proclamations from their states, counties, municipalities, and local school districts and organizes numerous events.

If you want to help us mobilize the community for NAAHM, request proclamations, or plan events, please get in touch with Dr. Amal David or call 877-272-2944.


Arab America Foundation state teams are acquiring proclamations from governors, state legislators, mayors, and county executives nationwide. New proclamations for 2024 will be announced in the coming months. For a list of 2023 proclamations, click here.

Sponsorship of National Arab American Heritage Month 2024 (including Diversity Training Workshops)

The Arab America Foundation welcomes corporate participation as a sponsor to celebrate Arab American heritage and enhance the understanding of Arab identity and culture in America through the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative. Sponsorships include the Arab America Foundation’s diversity training workshop designed to help corporations educate their workforce and achieve DEI objectives within the Arab American community. Through this workshop, participants can gain insights into the community’s history, immigration, culture, traditions, and significant issues.

For information about National Sponsorship and DEI Workshops, CLICK HERE

Or call the Arab America Foundation at 877-272-2944 or email

Educator’s Curriculum Kit

Arab America Foundation offers The Educator’s Curriculum Kit, which highlights the history of Arab migration to America, geographic understanding of the Arab world, Arab American diversity in faith and language, interesting customs and traditions, issues affecting our community, and our many achievements in business, politics, education, and more. The Educator’s Curriculum Kit is available for school educators. For more information, please get in touch with Dr. Amal David.


Arab America Foundation is committed to gathering and promoting the community’s events and stories through Arab and social media platforms during April. Every week, Arab America will feature cultural events throughout the US on our events page and share compelling success stories of Arab Americans on our blog page. Additionally, Arab America has compiled a resource guide listing resources and content regarding the Arab and Arab American identity and culture.

About the Arab America Foundation

The Arab America Foundation ( is a non-profit educational and cultural organization that promotes the Arab heritage in the U.S., educates Americans about the Arab heritage and identity, and connects and empowers Arab Americans

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