articles tagged "poetry"

Salamat Celebrates Islamic New Year

Sunday, 10 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the sixth day of the Islamic New Year and explains its significance. He also reports on the Jewish Voice For Peace, Bedouin resistance to an Israeli relocation plan, the U.S. arrest of a 65-year-old Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, and vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinian property in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Sabi also mentions Saudi expulsion of illegal immigrants, Time’s coverage of Susan Dabaja, the first Arab-American elected president to the Dearborn, Michigan city council, and his latest read by Mahmoud Darwish, A River Dies of Thirst. Masters of Iraqui Music by Daoud & Saleh Al-Kuwaity.     Photo by Hasan Baloch www.themereflex.com more »

Salamat Reports on Popular Saudi Youth YouTube Program

Sunday, 20 October 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih recites from Mahmoud Darwish’s “Don’t Write History As Poetry”, features music from Fairuz and reports on young Saudi comedian Omar Hussein’s extremely popular YouTube hit 3al6ayer, a comedy program that uses humor, satire, parody and smart sarcasm to talk about topics that “concern and worry everyone” in his culture. Salamat this week is abbreviated because of our fund drive. more »

Salamat Explains Annual Islamic Hajj

Sunday, 13 October 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih recites poetry from Mahmoud Darwish’s “Do Not Write History As Poetry” and explains the annual Islamic Hajj. He reports on deteriorating hunger conditions in Aleppo, Syria, the Arab-American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) in Dearborn Michigan, and Lady Gaga’s controversy amongst Muslims. Music from “Cairo to Casablanca”.     Photo by Hossam all line more »

Salamat Correspondent Celebrates Egyptian Armed Forces Day

Sunday, 6 October 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the poem “The Confession Chair” from Muhammad al-Maghout of Syria and connects with his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt. Sabi also reports on Damascus, Syria, The Wisconsin Center For Peace and Justice, and the book Obama and the Middle East by Faraz A. Gerges. Music this week from Arabica II: Voyages into North African Sound.     Photo by Stefan Geens more »

First Wave Hits the Wisconsin Book Festival

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | buzz
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The twelfth Wisconsin Book Festival is coming up this month. For the first time, the festival is the purview of the Madison Public Library, who inherited it from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. The festival is an opportunity for people together from across Wisconsin in celebration of books, reading, and ideas. The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture. First Wave will be presenting poetry workshops at the book festival. First Wave scholars Taylor Scottand Hiwot Adilow spoke with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing about hip-hop, spoken word, their participation in the book fest, and how they landed in Madison . more »

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