7 Incredible Women of Middle Eastern Origins

Women in the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA) play inspiring roles, excelling in numerous fields and showing the world how to get down to business. These merits and accomplishments are projected through the works and missions carried out by these women throughout the MENA region and worldwide. In basically every field and from different countries…

Learn the Arabic Language Right in the Heart of New York City.

Below is a comprehensive list I mapped out for my fellow readers who are interested in gaining the experience of learning a new language, in particular, Arabic.

Interview with Filmmaker Abd el Rahman Gabr (Koree)

Interview with Filmmaker Abd el Rahman Gabr or Koree (Arabic nickname for Korean guy). In this series, I explore the talents of many multi-disciplinary artists who are interested in capturing stories through images and the true messages that lay beyond each photograph. I interviewed online Abd el Rahman (Koree), his nickname is adopted from being…

An Epic Night with Composer Mohammed Fairouz at Carnegie Hall.

October 16, 2016. “The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir inaugurates its 80th Anniversary Season with the return to Carnegie Hall – the Choir’s first performance in the storied hall in nearly 40 years. Eric Stark conducts the New York City debut of the oratorio Zabur by Composer Mohammed Fairouz, a piece commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis…

Thanksgiving: A Beautiful Mess

Let us try and count 5 objects that we HAVE but do not NEED. They might exceed the number 5, at least I can say that about myself.

An Evening with Author Moustafa Bayoumi

“Great Stories about people who might be your neighbors, and Bayoumi delivers them with urgency, compassion, wryness and hints of poetry.” – Salon.com

Brooklyn Movie

“Home sickness is like most sicknesses. It will pass.”
Father Flood

A Night with Afikra

Last Sunday, I attended my first meeting hosted by Afikra members in Brooklyn. Afikra is a community based of most young professional Arab Americans, from Middle Eastern origins or interested in Arabic culture. A community that aspires to share the same space and explore a realm of culture, media and a diversity of interesting topics….

Events at the Middle East Institute Columbia University.

  This fall, many Middle Eastern related events are taking place at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. Talks include a wide range of seminars, panels, discussions, music performances and many more. The Middle East Institute in Columbia, founded in 1954, aims to develop an integrative and cultivating studies in both approaches of the…