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John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts announces the 2014 Recipients of Gold Medal in the Arts

posted on 04/04/2014: 1757 views



Washington, D.C.: The John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts has announced the recipients of the Kennedy Centre International Committee on the Arts (KCICA) Gold Medal in the Arts.

The awards, given to performers and arts leaders in the international community, were presented to SAF President and Director Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, Zaki Al Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the UAE; philanthropist and patron of the arts Badr Jafar; Grammy Award -winning jazz artist and 2001 Kennedy Center Honoree Quincy Jones; and philanthropists and humanitarians Arif and Fayeeza Naqvi.

The medals were presented at the KCICA Dubai Summit's Gold Medal in the Arts Gala on April 2, 2014 at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Artists who performed at the Gold Medal in the Arts ceremony include Nidal Achkar, and Sara Al-Qaiwani.

The Kennedy Centre International Committee on the Arts (KCICA) was established in 2001 to promote international arts exchange and strengthen the Kennedy Centre's international initiatives. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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