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Umm Kalthum - Legendary Songstress Of The Arabs

Mar 2, 2016

  BY: Habeeb Salloum The Moroccan wedding feast had been sumptuous and now we were enjoying an evening of music with its gripping melodies whose history could be traced back to the Moors in Spain. The dozen musicians clothed in(...)

Sanders' Visit in Dearborn Appeals to Arab Americans

Feb 24, 2016

(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) Sanders’ visit to UAW local 600 on Monday paid homage to southeast Michigan’s auto workers and unions that comprised a considerable share of the candidate’s constituency. His visit to Dearborn garnered a following from college students(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—balila and spanokopita (without the "pita")

Feb 24, 2016

   the two balilas (on the left, the "disaster" and on the right, the redone version © linda dalal sawaya 2016 Balila is an Arabic word that rolls off the tongue in a musical way. And as music is filled with(...)

Arab America Picks a President: What is a caucus and primary, how do you participate in them?

Feb 24, 2016

We're well into the presidential election and the candidates are traveling from state to state following the calendar of caucuses and primaries. So, what is a caucus and a primary and how do I participate in them? Let's say you(...)

Arab America Picks a President

Feb 17, 2016

  BY: Fred Shwaery/Arab America Contributing Writer We are 11 months from inaugurating a new president and vice president. Much has been happening and much will unfold between now and Inauguration Day. Through it all, Arab Americans have been a(...)

The Hidden Success of BDS

Feb 17, 2016

    As the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement enters into its eleventh year, it is clear that 2016 is already the movement’s most noteworthy year yet. The grassroots initiative debated by individuals, student governments, nonprofits, churches, and private(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—easy Spring vegan salads, sautéed veggies with tahini sauce, and Community Supported Agriculture!

Feb 17, 2016

   Lebanese beet salad and avocado salad © linda dalal sawaya 2016 It's not even officially spring yet, which is a month away, but the beginning of Lent symbolizes springtime in a way that makes me long for light, vegan(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—from Mardi Gras to Lent

Feb 10, 2016

mjaddarah and salata © linda dalal sawaya 2016 Mardi Gras is today as I write this, which marks the day before the beginning of Lent in Christian traditions, and the last day to feast before the Great Fast. A day or(...)

The Arab Muwashshah And Zajal Poetry And Their Influence On European Music And Song

Feb 10, 2016

  BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer For a month I had explored Agadir, Morocco's 'Queen of Resorts', and its many touristic pleasures. Yet, I was not content. My search for the enchanting musical evenings of Moorish Spain, which were carried to North(...)

McCarthyism’s New Face: Blacklisting Boycotters of Israel

Feb 3, 2016

BY: Nisreen Eadeh/Staff Writer On Monday, Virginia’s General Assembly passed by for the day joint resolution HJ177 - a bill which opposes any attempt to economically or politically boycott Israel, including its economic, academic, or cultural institutions. Virginia is the most(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—Arabic yogurt and cheese making traditions

Feb 3, 2016

Cheese and yogurt making were weekly events in our Lebanese kitchen in Los Angeles for our big family. In the 1950s, growing up even in a major city like LA where there were possibly one or two Middle Eastern groceries, and(...)

Fairouz: A Living Musical Icon In The Arab World

Feb 3, 2016

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer Some two decades ago at Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre’s concert hall as the captivating voice of Fairouz, Lebanon’s unchallenged diva, revered across the Arab world and beyond, echoed in waves of beauty, it held me as well(...)

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