National Conservatory of Music

Al-Fawanees - The first musical in Palestine

Based on Ghassan Kanafani’s book, Al-Qandeel Al-Saghir (The Little Lantern), Al-Fawanees is the first ever musical to debut in Palestine of such magnitude. Kanafani, whose vision and writings inspired thousands to create and dream, wrote and illustrated this first children’s novel for his niece Lamees whom he adored for one of her birthdays, before the two of them were the target of an Israeli assassination in Beirut in 1972, where both their lives were forever immortalized. The debut of the large-scale production, which includes the 55-member Shams Choir, will be held August 6 at the Ramallah Cultural Palace.