Sunday, April 25, 2021

Ramzi Salti Moderates Arab America Event Celebrating Literature, Poetry, Art, and Music

Watch video at https://vimeo.com/539106216


In celebration of Arab American Heritage Month (April 2021), Arab America recently held a  monumental event titled "Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music" featuring 5 panelists whose work has much to inform any discourse that centers on Arab American culture(s), identity and history.  

The lineup featured such writers/performers as Nathalie Handal, Heather Raffo and Dana Dajani in addition to acclaimed Syrian America calligrapher/artist Dr, Mamoun Sakkal and Iraqi-Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq.  The event was moderated by Stanford Lecurer/Arabology host Dr. Ramzi Salti and was organized by Dr. Amal David and Warren David of Arab America

National Arab American Heritage Month--Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music from Arab America on Vimeo.

Watch video of event at https://vimeo.com/539106216

Many to thanks to Arab America for this kind writeup about my participation in the event.  Complete article available at this link.


ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

  • Nathalie Handal, Arab American (Palestinian), award-winning poet, writer, translator, and editor, professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia University
  • Heather Raffo, Iraqi American, award-winning playwright, and actress whose work has been seen Off-Broadway, off West End, in regional theater, and in film.
  • Dana Dajani, Palestinian American, award-winning, author, poet, and actress who performs spoken-word poetry solo in theatrical style.
  • Dr. Mamoun Sakkal, Syrian American, award-winning calligrapher, artist, and designer of Arabic language typefaces, many of which are widely used as system fonts by Microsoft.
  • Layth Sidiq, Iraqi/Jordanian American, award-winning violinist, composer featured on Latin Grammy-nominated albums, lecturer of Arab music, director, Arab Music Ensemble, Tufts University. Watch my audiovisual interview with Layth at https://youtu.be/z9f-54LuMqM

SCREENSHOTS FROM EVENT
Watch video of event at https://vimeo.com/539106216







Info about all Arab America events commemorating National Arab American Heritage Month here.

Watch the complete video of this event below or at https://vimeo.com/539106216





National Arab American Heritage Month--Celebrating Arab American Literature, Poetry, Arts, and Music from Arab America on Vimeo.

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