Tag Archives: Lebanon

Lebanese Oil Spill; Gnawa music in North Africa

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Voices of the Middle East has a conversation with prominent Marine Conservation Specialist Professor Rick Steiner, of the University of Alaska. We talk to him about the worst oil spill catastrophe ever to befall the Eastern Mediterranean, in July of 2006, which resulted from targeted Israeli air strikes on the giant Lebanese fuel tanks of Jiyyeh.

Later in the program, we bring you the first part of  a two-part conversation with ethnomusicologist Dr Tim Abdellah Fuson about the genealogy of Gnawa music in Northwestern Africa. Tim Abdellah Fuson regularly performs with the  North African Fusion Groove band the Dunes and with fellow North African musician Yassir Chadly as well. He will be leading Gnawa Music and Movement classes every Tuesday Night  in November and December at the Zambaleta school in  San Francisco.

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http://www.timabdellah.com

http://www.zambaleta.org

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This Week on VOMENA: LGTB in Lebanon & Climate Change in N. Africa

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North we go to Copenhagen to speak with experts about the impact of global warming in North Africa. We also speak with the general coordinator of a LGTB movement in Lebanon about the book,  Bareed Mista3jil: True Stories, a collection of 41 stories from “lesbians, bisexuals, queer and questioning women, and trans-gender persons from all over Lebanon.”

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – December 9, 2009 at 7:00pm

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This Week on VOMENA

November 18th, 2009

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we speak with Al-Jazeera correspondent, Hashem Ahelbarra in Yemen, about the current political crisis in that country.

Later in the program, political scientist, Sheila Carapico will talk to us about roots of the confrontation between the government and Houthis.

Also in the program, Yoav Shamir will talk to us about his new documentary film, Defamation. Below is a trailer of the film, and a link to our program.

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – November 18, 2009 at 7:00pm

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