Showing posts with label Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2020

Video Recording: Ramzi Salti in Conversation with Director Fadi Haddad (July 2020)

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Here is the link to my July 22 conversation with Fadi Haddad, Director of the iconic Jordanian film "When Monaliza Smiled لما ضحكت موناليزا."  This screening + discussion were part of this year's SGS Summer Film Festival, brought to you by the Abbasi Program and Stanford Global Studies.

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Details: Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti converses with Fadi Haddad, Director of the iconic film "When Monaliza Smiled" لما ضحكت موناليزا following an online screening of the film. Recorded by Zoom on July 22, 2020 at 08:30 PM in Pacific Time.   This film + discussion were part of the SGS Summer Film Festival; Sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Stanford Global Studies. 

Film Description: "When Monaliza Smiled" is a Jordanian romantic comedy from director Fadi Haddad that follows an office romance between Monaliza, a young Jordanian woman who doesn't see the point in smiling, and Hamdi, an Egyptian immigrant who offers Monaliza a new perspective on life.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Season Finale of Arabology (Ep 9) ft interview with Dr. Marwan D. Hanania

The 9th episode (First Season Finale) of 'Arabology' (3/15/12) features my interview with Dr. Marwan Hanania, Visiting Scholar for the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University who showcases the history of Amman, Jordan and discusses the notion of an Arab Spring in Jordan and the region.

This episode also features music by Mashrou' Leila, Emel Mathlouthi, Jadal, El Gusto Orchestra of Algiers, Aswat, Fairouz, Rahim Alhaj, Cheb Mami, Abdel Hadi Halo, Joubran Trio, Nadine Labaki, more.

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Dr. Marwan Hanania at KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM

Playlist for ArabologyThursday, 15 March 2012  4pm - 6pmDJ: Ramzi S.
Mashrou' LeilaEl Hal RomancyAlbum ReviewEl Hal Romancy
Mashrou' Leila
JadalSalmaArabic Rocks
Forward Music

Interview with Dr. Marwan D HananiaInterview part 1Arabology
Diana KarazonEnsani Ma BinsakDiana Karazon
Music Master Saudia Arabia

Interview with Dr. Marwan D HananiaInterview part 2Arabology

Mathlouthi, EmelKelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)Album ReviewKelmti Horra
World Village
El Gusto Orchestra Of AlgiersYa Rayih Wayne Misafer (Where Are You Going, Emigrant?)Album ReviewEl Gusto
Quidam Productions/Remark Music
Halo, Abdel HadiMin Yaati Kalbu Lil Melah (Who Will Bring His Heart To The Jewish Quarter?)Album ReviewAbdel Hadi Halo & El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers
Honest Jon's Records

Labaki, NadineHashishet albiWhere Do We Go Now? (Soundtrack)
Mahmoud El HusseiniSegara BonnyBeirut Hotel
LFP Les Fims Pelle'as

Ayoub, ElizabethYa OudAlbum ReviewOceanos Y Lunas
Four Quarters Entertainment
Joubran TrioNawwâr (Enlightener)Album ReviewAsfar
Harmonia Mundi France
Diab, Amr'aref Habibi (You Know My Love)Album ReviewBanadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)
Ajram, NancySallim 'alayha (Greet Her)Album ReviewSahret Tarab (A Night Of Ecstacy)
New Sound

AswatTayr Al-WirwarWinter Concert 2009

FayrouzOssa Zghiri KtirAlbum ReviewEh, Fi Amal (Yes, There Is Hope)
Alhaj, RahimTaqsim Maqam MukhalifAlbum ReviewWhen The Soul Is Settled: Music Of Iraq
Cheb MamiViens HabibiDellali
Mondo Melodia
Taha, RachidHabinaAlbum ReviewRock El Casbah: The Best Of
Wrasse Records

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

Watch full talk at This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...