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Ramzi Salti Moderates Discussion of Lebanese Film "1982" in San Francisco (July 31 at 4:30 pm)

Screening and Q&A on Sunday July 31 at 4:30 pm (Opera Cinema Plaza in SF) The critically acclaimed Lebanese film "1982" played in the bay area on Sunday July 31 at the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco.   NOW AVAILABLE: A complete video recording of Dr. Ramzi Salti conducting a Q&A session with Lebanese Director Oualid Moueness following the screening of his film  1982  on July 31 at the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco.  Watch below or at The film stars Lebanese superstar Nadine Labaki ( Capernaum , Caramel ) and Mohamad Dalli (in his acting debut) alongside an extraordinary ensemble cast of professional and non-professional actors (In Arabic and some English, with English Subtitles). 1982 is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school in Lebanon’s mountains on the eve of a looming invasion. It unfolds over a single day and follows an 11-year-old boy’s relentless quest to profess his love to a girl in his class. As

Egyptian Oudist Ramy Adly Releases New Album

Ramy Adly's The Siege is now available on all platforms Egyptian American musician and Master of the Oud Ramy Adly has just released a new album titled  The Siege  in which he is accompanied by an orchestra and the Oud in taking listeners on a musical journey that is fueled with feelings of pride but also despair.  the record is about those lives affected in wars throughout human history. Ramy’s songs include the track Sahara, which takes us along the vast, warm desert, then to the waters of the shores in Alexandria, Egypt.  Listen to this track below or at this link .   Ramy Adly is an American/Egyptian artist, young master of the Oud, the versatile Guitar- like instrument that shaped Arab classical music. Grounded in the main Middle Eastern, ancient Egypt and the Arab classical styles thanks to rigorous training in his native Egypt, Adly has branched out repeatedly, incorporating jazz idioms and embracing conversations with other large musicians around the world. ​Adly has perf

New Podcast and Music by Yacoub Abu Ghosh

Yacoub Abu Ghosh's new podcast is now available on all online platforms Yacoub Abu Ghosh يعقوب ابو غوش  has recently launched a new podcast in which he highlights and discusses some of the most influential musicians and singers in the Arab world and beyond. He has also been releasing a slew of groundbreaking music which is now available on most online platforms as well as on his YouTube Channel. Yacoub's new podcast (in Arabic) is called ليش أسمع  [Why Should I Listen] and thus far includes 9 episodes that seek to highlight a slew of influential musicians/singers, ranging from Nancy Ajram to Michael Jackson,  Each episode is eloquently presented by Yacoub who provides detailed info about each artist or genre.  The Playlist for this podcast is available below or at this link .   In addition to his new podcast, Yacoub Abu Ghosh has released an new and exciting 2-part musical project titled اشتقنا للشام  [We Miss Damascus] in which he brilliantly resurrects visual and musical piec

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