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Kamel Jaber
Whether in a church choir, as a temporary muezzin, on stage or on the radio, the strong and compassionate voice of Wadih Safi has enchanted millions...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Rana Hayeck
Raymond Jebara, the outspoken playwright, shares the darkly humorous and scattered memories of his life as an absurdist. With Raymond Jebara, every...
Monday, April 23, 2012
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Afif Diab
Today Raoul Youmaran is spending his retirement in a quiet village in the Bekaa, but for a good part of his life he was one of the most sought after...
Saturday, April 21, 2012
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Rana Hayeck
Zajal is a form of oral improvised colloquial poetry performed as a semi-sung debate between different Zajjalin. Joseph al-Hashem, better known as...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Radwan Adam
Khaled Ali is running in next month’s Egyptian presidential elections. Win or lose, his long struggle for labor rights will likely continue to be his...
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Wissam Kanaan
When life gave him lemons, Fuad Homaira went way beyond the proverbial lemonade weaving stories for stage and television. His family’s abject poverty...
Monday, April 9, 2012
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Wissam Kanaan
After conflicting rumors about his health, the veteran Syrian actor Khaled Taja quietly exited the stage on Wednesday in Damascus.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
A pioneer of modern Lebanese political songwriting recalls his rise to fame and offers his view on the “Arab revolutions.” “I like the images in his...
Monday, April 2, 2012
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Mohammed Shoair
Basma Abdul Aziz (b.1976) does not get bored nor does she grow tired. She has been struggling against injustice, corruption, religious control, and...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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