Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts Co-Chairs Mr. A. Huda Farouki and Mrs. Samia Farouki Prepare for Upcoming Festival of the Arab World

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Mr. A. Huda Farouki and Mrs. Samia Farouki prepare for upcoming Festival of the Arab World

The event will allow Arab life and culture to be seen in a whole new light. We are tremendously excited that this festival is coming to the Kennedy Center.

As a central part of its 2008-2009 season, the Kennedy Center's ( International Committee on the Arts (KCICA) will present a major international art festival, Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World. KCICA co-chairs Mr. A. Huda Farouki, CEO of Nour USA, Ltd. ( and Mrs. Samia Farouki, President of HII-Finance Corporation ( are major sponsors of this festival which celebrates the rich artistic and cultural diversity of Arab artists and art forms. It will be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC from February 23 - March 15, 2009.

KCICA supports the Kennedy Center's international programs which have allowed the Center to expand its network to over 60 countries. Representing both the United States and Jordan as co-chairs of KCICA, Mr. and Mrs. Farouki will contribute their unique insight in showcasing the talents of artists from all 22 Arab League Nations. The festival will include all of the performing arts - music, theatre and dance as well as visual and literary arts and film, which the Kennedy Center plans to feature through the transformation of its galleries, foyers and exhibition spaces. The goal is to have the best representation of both historic and contemporary traditions of Arab culture.

"This year's festival will be unprecedented," said Mr. Farouki. "The event will allow Arab life and culture to be seen in a whole new light. We are tremendously excited that this festival is coming to the Kennedy Center."

At KCICA's recent annual meeting, Dan Hagerty, Director of Individual Campaigns for the Kennedy Center, thanked Samia and Huda Farouki for their significant feedback and support for the upcoming Arab Festival.

"We're thrilled to work with the Kennedy Center to present the beauty and uniqueness of Arab traditions and aesthetics," stated Mr. Farouki.

About Hii Finance Corporation

Hii Finance Corp. ( is an investment company that targets dynamic industries and innovative enterprises. HFC specializes in funding international expansion for U.S. growth companies. HFC provides entrepreneurs with the capital, expertise and resources essential to success, adding value in such areas as business and financial planning, strategic sourcing and market development. As an active and engaged investor, HFC enhances value, profitability, and growth, making long-term successes of promising start-ups as well as rapidly expanding companies. HFC is distinguished further by both the international character of its investments and management, and a team with extensive international, management trade and investment experience.

About Nour USA, Limited

Nour USA, Limited ( prides itself on its capabilities and approaches every project with the understanding that close coordination with local affiliates and personnel is paramount to success and that every region requires a unique incorporation of local culture and customs. As a result, Nour has set the industry standard for conducting operations in the most trying conditions and continue to challenge themselves and the industry through the ongoing development of innovative approaches and solutions. Nour USA, Limited leverages their experience and skills by providing specialized contract management services for their internationally focused business and corporate clients. Since its incorporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2003, Nour has proven itself to be a crucial contact in the management services industry for private businesses, educational facilities, universities, and governments worldwide.


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