Category: ART

​NO TWO PRAYER NICHES ARE ALIKE

Arab Muslim women from Minnesota are portrayed in an exhibition inspired by Islamic art Dearborn, Mich. (May 16, 2018) - Within an approximately 8’x10’ prayer niche lies a directional compass guiding spoken prayers for any Muslim who retreats into it. In Arabic, this personal niche is called a mihrab, and like mosque architecture, no two ...

Reoun recites “Mother” and “Company Car” in Dearborn Open Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rOB73hvjac   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbHvjJuTbs8

2018 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS U.S., MICHIGAN PREMIERES OF ARAB WORLD FILMS

Director talkbacks, workshops and special events amplify marginalized voices Dearborn, Mich. (May 7, 2018) – The Arab Film Festival (AFF) returns to Cinetopia Film Festival May 31 through June 10 with an expanded short films program, director talkbacks, special events and a robust lineup of award-winning feature films from the Arab World. Films will screen ...

Kamal Alabdaly Recites a Short Story in Dearborn Open Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd6_BXQ1z-E   Books by Kamal Alabdaly:

Dearborn Open Mic – Dr. Sally Howell: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

Title of Lecture From Laborers to Culture Makers: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn Sally Howell (Ph.D.) Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the ...

Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies Part 2 by B. Nimri Aziz

Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, engaged in analytical discourse in their college seminar room? They could be aspiring filmmakers, young writers critiquing a novel, journalism interns ...