An Amazing Journey in Iraqi-Middle Eastern Traditional Music
UR - al Salaam
Salaam, led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Dena El Saffar, is a Middle Eastern band based in the Midwest. The band has delighted audiences for years with its expansive repertoire of Middle Eastern and North African music, informing the uninitiated, and evoking nostalgia in listeners who are familiar with the art form.
Review of Amer Hanna-Fatuhi:
THE UNTOLD STORY OF NATIVE IRAQIS: Chaldean Mesopotamians 5300BC-Present.
Xlibris Corp., 2012.
As his subtitle indicates, Amer Hanna-Fatuhi has undertaken an enormous challenge: to chronicle the history of the original inhabitants of Iraq over an extensive expanse of nearly 7000 years.
Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail yesterday became one of ten Detroit-area writers — eighteen grants; nineteen artists in all* — to be awarded a Kresge Artist Fellowship. ArabLit asked Mikhail a few questions about the award and her current projects:
The $25,000 no-strings-attached grants go to working artists in the literary, visual, or performing arts.