Unique to its genre in North America,the Arab World Festival of Montreal is a thematic event dedicated to the meeting of and dialogue between Arabic and western cultures. Through its three sections - Performing Arts, Culture Forum and Cinema - the FMA presents original productions in dance, music, theatre, and multidisciplinary arts. Dozens of innovations, original creations, performances, screenings, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, as well as a multidisciplinary production, all grouped under an original and topical theme, will be part of an exceptional Fall program. A special feature is Dieu en 3D (God in 3D), a new creation where the three dimensions of the sacred – Jewish, Muslim and Christian – meet, rounding out le Cercle de l’Extase (Circle of Ecstasy), a major FMA hit. Audiences will discover world music headliners and revelations: the illustrious pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha, master of malouf music Hamdi Benani, the Violons Barbares, Sepideh Raissadat, the Mezrab Ensemble, Zohreh Jooya and the Ensemble afghan.