Tag Archives: North Africa

Tunisian Emel Matholouthi performing friday in Berkeley

This Friday, May 11 Tunisian singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi will be performing at the Berkeley City College Auditorium.

Tunisian 30 years old woman got a very good hit in singing during the unisian uprising. Devoted to the cause of the people, she brought a huge emotion to the activists, and gained a respect as an artist

 

 

Free event
when : 7:30pm

Last week’s Radio show

The Voices of the Middle East and North Africa show aired on Wednesday, April 25th 2012. Produced by Malihe Razazan.

Guests
Hossam El-Hamalawy – Egyptian journalist
Caveh zahedi – movie director “The sheik and I”

Jaffar Panahi’s “this is not a film” in San Francisco

The SF film society will screen “This is not a film” from the prominent director Jafar Panahi. This coming friday (April 6th) to the 12th, you can watch the movie at the following adress 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)>

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Egypt Protests Continue; Update on Syrian Uprisings

Syrian Protests

Syrian Protests (photo by Crethi Plethi)

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa the revolutionary spirit continues in Egypt as thousands of protesters camped out in Tahrir Square for the sixth day in a row. We speak with leading Egyptian activist and journalist Hossam El Hamalawy about the current protests in Egypt and what the prospects are for the revolution to flourish and bring about real change. We will also talk to Bassam Haddad, co-founder of Jadaliyya online magazine and director of the Middle East Program at George Mason University for an update on the Syrian uprising that started in mid-March.

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Turkey’s Role in the MENA region; Discussion of Firoozeh Kahani’s “Martydrom Street”

Turkish Flag

Turkish Flag

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we take an in-depth look at Turkey’s expanding role in the Middle East and North Africa. We will be speaking with Dr. Karem Oktem; a research fellow at the European Studies Center of Saint Anthony’s College; about Turkey’s assertive foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Later on in the program VOMENA producer Shuka Kalantari will speak with Iranian American author Firoozeh Kashani of Penn State University about her debut novel “Martydom Street.”

'Martydrom Street' book cover

'Martydrom Street' book cover

 

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Elections in Egypt; Gnawa North African Music

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This week, we’ll have a conversation with Egyptian journalist and blogger Hossam El Hamalawy about this month’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt.

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the second part of a conversation with ethnomusicologist Dr Tim Abdellah Fuson on the genealogy of Gnawa music OF Northwestern Africa. Tim Abdallah 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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