Category: ART

Inside by Wissam Charafeddine in Dearborn Open Mic

We would like to remind you of Dearborn Open Mic taking place tomorrow Wednesday 10/4/2017 at 7PM to 9PM in the Arab American Museum (first Wednesday of each month). One of the contribution in the last Dearborn Open Mic was a poem by Wissam Charafeddine about meditation, happiness, and peace titled "Inside": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qL1CxnRnYA  

Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian

A message from Kim Silarsk, Communications Manager at Arab American National Museum: ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM RECRUITS FOR SMITHSONIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian   Dearborn, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Arab American National Museum – an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ...

Pink Floyd presents “Wait for Her” by Mahmoud Darwish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSl1kmQMG2E Lyrics With a glass inlaid with gemstones On a pool around the evening Among the perfumed roses Wait for her With the patience of a packhorse Loaded for the mountains Like a stoic, noble prince Wait for her With seven pillows laid out on the stair The scent of womens' incense fills the air ...

Ambassador of Poetry … Dr. Ali Ajami

Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami advocates for Arabic Poetry through his attendance and participation in various literacy forums among which is Dearborn Open Mic.

Love Always Wins At The End, Poem by Alaa Barakat

The world has stood against me once It told me I was not welcome To run on its grounds To seek a dream I once had The world was tough and mean But I didn’t let it distract me From the journey I have already started The world did not change its mind immediately About ...

Aseel Srour Recites “ID Card” Poem by Mahmoud Darwish in Dearborn Open Mic

Aseel Srour recites in the Dearborn Open Mic the famous poem by Mahmoud Darwish titled "Bitaqit Haweyati" (ID Card), and sometimes called "Sajjil Ana Arabi" (Record: I am Arabic).

Ali Elsendy Electrifies The Dearborn Open Mic Once Again

Ali Elsendy, the young Iraqi American poet, once again electrifies the Dearborn Open Mic with his energetic poems, full of emotions and motivation. In the Dearborn Open Mic on September 6, 2017, recited Damn the Impossible (تباً للمستحيل): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvODqUCFGM&t=22s   He also recited a love poem titled He is Still a Baby (مازال طفلاً):   ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...

Nick Vujicic in Arabic by Haidar Mazen

No arms, no legs - no worries! Nick Vujicic uses his story to inspire and inform people all around the world. Nick is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome,[4] a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. He is one of the seven known surviving individuals planet-wide ...

Racism Smiles On S. Brady by Yasmine Badaoui

Yasmine Badaoui is a free lance writer, and she is an editor in Miss Muslim.She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. Yasmine recited her poem at the Dearborn Open Mic last Wednesday that talks about the controversial Statue of Hubbard and the discussion of its removal from Dearborn.