Continue reading [split] How did you hear about Morocco’s ‘Berber cowboy’? Last spring, my best friend and I wanted to go horse riding
Continue reading [split] The Guaraní, an indigenous people of South America, were the first known to drink mate.
[split] Aya Metwalli is an Egyptian singer/songwriter based in Cairo, writing Arabic originals that hang somewhere between folk, post-folk and anti-pop. Lately, she has been experimenting with electronica and noise
Continue reading [split] Why is Ras al Khaimah particularly meaningful to you?
Continue reading [split] A city that’s truly come into its own since Malaysia’s independence in 1957, KL refuses to let the ubiquitous concrete development that’s sweeping Asia turn itself into a same ole’, same ole’. In the city centre, the striking peaks of the Petronas Twin Towers cut through the skyline, but its street-level sights could still throw you back to quainter times
Continue reading [split] In our digital age, establishing a print magazine, especially an independent one, is always an ambitious endeavour. RUKH however, was not the product of a desire to engage a particular industry, but rather, a region. A physical publication that is distributable on the Middle Eastern ground and accessible to a mixture of Arab classes, religions and experiences was, to the team behind the magazine, the most logical means of responding to regional developments
Continue reading [split] How did you end up in Jangal-e Abr? This trip was the first and last time I’ve been to Jangal-e Abr. My friend called and invited me to go camping
[split] What’s on a Radio Tashweesh mix? Radio Tashweesh is a mensual podcast that I release over SoundCloud. It’s sound poetry: a mix of music, film samples and other sounds from all over the Arab world.
Continue reading [split] Where did you shoot this series? It was in the west Bekaa Valley, around two hours from Beirut. I don’t remember exactly which town we went to that day, but it was close to Al Mansoura, which is where I was born
Continue reading [split] A large part of the organisation’s work takes place under the auspices of the International Academy of Art Palestine, located in an old renovated house in a suburb of Al Bireh, just outside Ramallah’s eternally busy city centre. Since the label’s conception in 2012, the academy, in coordination with the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, has held two workshops, each for a period of two weeks