اعلان برنامج «عربولوجي» عن أفضل 20 اغنية عربية بديلة لعام 2015



في 29 كانون الثاني (يناير) الجاري، أعلن البرنامج الثقافي Arabology، الذي يقدّمه الدكتور رمزي سلطي عبر إذاعة KZSU التابعة لجامعة «ستانفورد» في كاليفورنيا، عن أفضل 20 أغنية عربية لعام 2015. القائمة أُنجزت بناءً على استطلاع أجري في الجامعة، بمشاركة الطلاب ومستمعي البرنامج أيضاً.
الأغنيات تنتمي إلى الموسيقى البديلة والمستقلة، وتضم «عم بشبه حالي» للبناني نيكولاس شلهوب، و«العشق حالة» لفرقة «جنان» المصرية، و«من غير رفيق» لمحمود بدراوي (مصر) و«عدّي يا غيم» لعزيز مرقة (الاردن)، و«مغاوير» لـ«مشروع ليلى» (لبنان)، إضافة إلى أغنيات لتريز سليمان (فلسطين)، وسعاد ماسي (الجزائر)، و«أمين أيوبي» (المغرب)، وهوا دافي (الجولان)، و«المربّع» (الأردن)، و«ريّس بك» (لبنان)، وعبد الرحمن محمد ومهاب عمر (السعودية)، وكبريت (اليمن وألمانيا)، و«البصمة العربية» (سوريا)، وغيرها. 
يمكنكم الاستماع الى البرنامج او تنزيله عبر الرابط أدناه:

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/top2016

Arabology Interviews Mona Damluji, Associate Dean + Director of the Markaz Resource Center at Stanford


Dr. Ramzi Salti with Dr. Mona Damluji at Stanford

Arabology has just interviewed Mona Damluji, Associate Dean and Director of The Markaz: Resource Center at Stanford University, who spoke about her background, work, research, experience, identity, and her relationship with the Arabic language.  She also highlighted her upcoming talk at Stanford University on Feb 3, 2016.   You can listen or download the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/monadamluji


Mona is a liberal arts educator, cultural activist and scholar with expertise in the Arab Middle East and broader Muslim World.  Mona received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian & Islamic Visual Culture at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Mona regularly curates and organizes exhibits and programs featuring the work of artists and activists linked to Muslim and Arab communities and countries. Major recent projects have included "Open Shutters Iraq" at UC Berkeley and "Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture" at Brown University. Mona has worked as the educational outreach director for the Arab Film Festival, organizing an annual festival screening for students and teachers in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Her exhibition and book reviews appear in Jadaliyya, AMCA and the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Mona's publications also appear in the Journal of Urban History, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and Subterranean Estates: the Life Worlds of Oil and Gas.

Mona will be speaking at Stanford on Feb 3, 2016 about "Baghdad's Deep Dilemma: Sectarianism and Urban Segregation under Occupation." Her talk will discuss the sectarian-based segregation that has shaped urbanism in Baghdad is a direct outcome of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. The "post"-occupied city is characterized by the normalization of concrete “security” blast-walls that choke urban circulation and sever communities. The notorious blast walls -- or "Bremer Walls" -- perpetuate and intensify conditions of urban segregation. As the summer's surge of anti-government protests in Baghdad demonstrate, the short-sighted nature of this militarized solution to sectarian-based violence has proven to be a superficial and unsustainable fix to the deep dilemma of sectarian segregation codified in Iraq’s political system. This presentation will examine the context for recent public dissent on the streets of Baghdad through the story of the capital city's fragmentation between 2006 and 2007.



Arabology Interviews Rabih Alameddine

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/rabih
I am truly honored to share this interview with Lebanese American writer Rabih Alameddine which was recorded in a quaint San Francisco café along with my dynamic co-host Nadia Barhoum (whose thoughtful questions made for a spectacular interview).

Click below or on this link to listen or download: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/rabih



Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids, and I, the Divine, The Hakawati, the story collection, The Perv, and most recently, An Unnecessary Woman. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and was the 2014 California Book Awards Gold Medal Fiction winner and the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for his latest book, An Unnecessary Woman. For more info see http://rabihalameddine.com

Listen or download the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/rabih

Arabology Interviews Interview Lena Zubaid, Creator of 'Open Your World' Documentary



Arabology recently interviewed Kuwaiti visual artist Lena Zubaid about her photography and her "Open Your World" documentary which is available for viewing at youtu.be/HWOEOSDv-Co.
Lena, a Masters student at San Jose State University, wrote, filmed, edited, directed, and produced this documentary about the experiences of Gulf Arab students in America. The film (available on YouTube) features interviews with six Kuwaitis and four Saudi Arabians who have had to confront certain stereotypes in the United States.

Lena Zubaid's film is available below or at https://youtu.be/HWOEOSDv-Co


For more info about Lena Zubaid, see lenazubaid.wordpress.com/


Arabology Interviews Legendary Lebanese American Entertainer Gary Tannus Nassif



Interview with legendary Lebanese American singer, author, artist and inspirational speaker Gary Tannus Nassif whose musical career has taken him from Hollywood to Las Vegas, enabling him to befriend and collaborate with such classic stars as Donna Reed, Esther Williams, Danny Thomas, Doris Day, Cesar Romero and many more. In his book "Stop Crying and Listen to the Music" Gary writes about his stuttering problem (which plagued him throughout his childhood) and the way he overcame that disability despite his Lebanese father's strict and abusive reaction to that condition. This interview ends with a song by Gary from his CD "Sing, Romance Man, Sing" in which he is accompanied by Frank Sinatra's pianist Vinnie Falcone.

Listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/garytannusnassif


For more info about Gary Tannus Nassif, see http://www.garytannusnassif.com/

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