[split] What is an ‘Afro-Iranian’, culturally speaking? What has been the result, in your case, of a meeting of African-American and Iranian cultures? I’m half Black, half Persian.
Continue reading [split] 8:00am – Sharaka Farmers’ Market The benefits of a visit to this farmers’ market are twofold: a place where you can enjoy not only a soulful meal, but also support Palestinian farmers. Sharaka is a volunteer-based collective dedicated to empowering the Palestinian farmer. Among other activities, the organisation has been hosting a fruit and vegetable market on most Saturdays since 2011, to help bring local organic produce to urban centres and support struggling farmers.
Continue reading [split] Iranians in Los Angeles are generally perceived to live nearby in Beverly Hills – but whether they actually have roots in the Valley or Orange County, they still know Tehrangeles well.
Continue reading [split] Today, however, tourists from as far as France and Italy are trickling into Nefta. The sudden influx can be credited to Dar Hi, an avant-garde eco-resort and spa located on the edge of the Saharan desert.
[split] Alsarah is a Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist.
[split]The hundreds of works in Farsi’s collection provide a near comprehensive narration of the history of Egyptian art over the course of the twentieth century. Christie’s selection highlights the evolution of Egyptian modernism over three generations, from early modernists like Mahmoud Saïd to artistic collectives like the Contemporary Art Group, which housed the talents of Hamed Nada.
[split] Samia Halaby’s formal work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions all over the US and in Scandinavia, Russia, France, Spain, Cuba, Japan and several countries in the Middle East. Her drawings and paintings have been acquired by museums in America and internationally, including the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the British Museum, the Institut du Monde Arabe and Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Halaby sees herself first and foremost as an abstract artist.
Continue reading [split] On Kish, Iranians do as they do wherever they go – shop and eat – but here they can do it without any sense of self-consciousness, in their own language and spending their own currency. Foreign visitors may find it a difficult place to access or wrap their minds around, but that matters little, because locals are determined to help visitors have a good time. ‘I love Kish more than the city I was born in and I want people from all over the world to enjoy it too,’ says Saeed Aghyani, a 24 year old who, along with his family, moved to Kish from his ancestral home in northern Iran when he was six.
Continue reading [split] ‘There is a new underground scene in Morocco, but there are no spaces for artists, street dancers and the musicians of this generation,’ says Dounia Benslimane, a project coordinator at The Slaughterhouse. ‘The idea to reconvert the site into an arts space was a reaction to the lack of spaces in Casablanca,’ she explains.