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Iraqi Swedish Cultural Exchange 

Join the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and the American Swedish Institute for a summer evening of cultural exchange on the ASI lawn! Listen to Iraqi and Swedish musical performances by award-winning violinist, composer and singer Layth Sidiq. Try your hand at games like kubb and tawleh, learn a dance or two, or make a craft like a cuneiform clay tablet or Arabic calligraphy.

Sample some classic Swedish pastries and Iraqi desserts like baklava, basbousa and mushabak. Along with coffee and Iraqi tea, which is a delicious heavy brew of black tea served with sugar and flavored with cardamom. Attendees can also take a break from the action to visit the ASI Turnblad Mansion which will be open during the event.


Event Supporters

Thanks to the Laura Jane Musser Fund for their generous support. This event is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.