Dean’s Beans Fund Scholarships

Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, a Massachusetts purveyor of fair-trade organic coffee from around the world, has created a scholarship fund to support the Arabic Music Retreat. The fund is focused on bringing talented young musicians from Palestine to the Read More …

AUB Honors Simon Shaheen

Congratulations to our Executive and Artistic Director Simon Shaheen! On June 3, 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the American University in Beirut. Here is a video of him receiving his award, as well as his remarks and Read More …

Video About the Retreat

Film-maker Alejandro Cisneros made this film about the Retreat in 2015. It was produced in conjunction with fundraising for our scholarship fund. It gives a great view of what the program is like at the Retreat as well as the Read More …