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I really enjoyed my first Dozan wa Awtar concert back in mid-December 2008. Little did I know then that the choir was going to become one of my favorite activities for the next two years! The concert was televised on Jordanian national television, but I never got to see it because by the time it aired a few days before Christmas, I had already returned to America. For literally months afterward, though, people as diverse as Haitham, to the kids that lived on my street, told me that they had seen me on television.

It took me over a year to track down a copy of the DVD, which was being stored at the YWCA – luckily, quite close to my house so I could visit whenever I wanted to. I immediately ripped the video off of the disk into an AVI, and then converted it into an FLV. I was hoping to be able to upload it to Vimeo or Youtube or some other well-known video sharing site so that more people internationally would be able to see a great concert from the Arab Christian world, but none of them accept files longer than ten minutes or so.

Without further ado, I’d like to present the full hour-long concert to you, locally hosted on my own website. Please be warned that the video below is over 320MB in size so it’s not for the faint of bandwidth. That was the reason I hadn’t uploaded it earlier, instead of over two months after returning to America…after finally getting it into Flash format, I had to find a fast enough internet connection!

Taraneem Eid Milaad ترانيم عيد الميلاد (or “Hymns for Christmas”) at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

Get the Flash Player to see the video, or use Chrome which has Flash Player built in - you just need to activate it.

If you would like to download the full and complete FLV file for playback whenever you like, you can get that from this link.