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Author Archives: Ala Abed-Rabbo

Worried About What to Gift During Christmas? Worry No More!

By: Haneen Abu Al Neel/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arab world is known to its residents, visitors, and enthusiasts to be a region that fancies celebrations, such as Christmas. We search for any occasion to commemorate. But with more of them, the art of gift giving thrives and the hunt for the best gift starts … Continued

The Arab Art of Gift-Giving

  By: John Mason/Arab America Contributing Writer In the world of gifts, there is simple gift-giving and not-so-simple gift-giving. All cultures have their concepts of the gift. The Arab concept has deep roots in its culture history, beginning at least with the Bedouin. In an economy of extreme scarcity, the Bedouin had a strict pattern … Continued

Saad Lamjarred Breaking the Record in the Middle East and North Africa with 100M Views on YouTube in 3 Months

By: Ala Abed-Rabbo/Arab America Contributing Writer Saad Lamjarred Born on April 7, 1985, Saad Lamjarred is a Moroccan pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and dancer. In 2007, season four, he took part in Super Star, a broadly popular Arab talent TV show, and was came in second place; his contribution earned him popularity. He is best … Continued

How Culture has been Utilized as a Movement for Change in Lebanon

  By: Ala Abed-Rabbo/Arab America Contributing Writer Lebanon’s Protest  Lebanon’s Protest: During the first days of Lebanon’s protest that took place on October 17, 2019, protesters laughed as they sang cheerfully in the excitement of the massive crowd urging change. The day of the revolution, held in Beirut, Lebanon, was warm and bright. The people … Continued

What is Tarab and Why is it Important to Arab Music?

By: Ala Abed-Rabbo/Arab America Contributing Writer What is Tarab, a definition that focuses on a cultural domain? This specialty involves artists, performances, and music associated philosophies, attitudes, and behaviors, including the different methods of listening and responding to Arab music. The Tarab culture is also linked with a craft-based jargon relating to societal, technical, and … Continued

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