Out of Place traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics. Filmed in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the U.S., Out of Place is a fascinating biograp
NASALSA proudly presents its 9th Annual Conference, hosted by Golden Gate University School of Law and co-sponsored by University of San Francisco School of Law. The conference will be held Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2007. The conference the
A master of both the viloin and the oud (lute), Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation, dazzling listeners with his soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace. Performing with five members of Qantar
This is a cross-cultural drama about an American businessman assigned to open an American fast food restaurant, to sell Mexican food, in Mexico City. When he and his pregnant wife move into the home of a struggling Mexican architect, forced to rent his an
The Mayan peoples of Mexico and Central America form one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas. Though Mayan culture is often thought of in terms of its pre-Hispanic achievements, Mayan cultural traditions persist and are well-known for th
Learn about Buddhism and examine the visual characteristics of objects from South and Southeast Asia, China or Japan in order to understand their meaning and significance within the religion and culture.
Soojin Jeongs work is modern in its execution, but timeless in its themes. Exploring the nature of human beings and their relationship to reality is what Jeongs work expresses to her viewers most strongly.
The Network of Young Bangladeshi American Professionals (NYBAP) invites you to a networking brunch on 2/24 in NYC. Meet new people, enjoy a delicious meal, discuss what you’d like to see from NYBAP and get a preview of 2007 plans. RSVP at www.nybap.org
This exhibition features forty highlights from the Institute’s collection of Islamic art. The installation focuses on objects from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia, earlier Islamic art and explores its role as an intermediary between the East and West.
Felonious is 100 percent live hip hop — no turntables or DAT players allowed. In a hip hop scene almost entirely focused on the DJ, this makes for a lot of raised eyebrows. Rapper Dan Wolf (aka MC Euripides) explains: “We chose the name Felonious because
Originally created as a showcase for Latino student filmmakers, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, in its 14th year, has emerged as one of the largest and well respected Latino film festivals in the country.
This exhibit explores the culture and beliefs of the Sikh people, who originally lived in the Punjab, an area now part of Pakistan and northern India. Through displays of Sikh paintings, jewelry, books, weapons and other religious and cultural objects, th
What: Midwest Asian American Students Union
Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
When: March 9-11
Cost: Free for U of I students (outside students/individuals need to pay a fee)
This play is inspired by the recent string of detentions of people of Middle Eastern heritage. It tells the story of a Syrian born Canadian citizen who, having legally entered the US, is detained at Immigration by Homeland Security…
The Art of Finding & Telling Stories
an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee
March 14 – May 2, 2007; Wednesdays, 7 – 9.45PM
Public reading & chapbook release of students’ work on May 17th
What: Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release
Featuring performances by Lijie and Largesse (Friday 3/16) and Charlie Chin (3/21), a screening of Mighty Warriors of Comedy documentary, and Q&A.;
Date & Time: Friday, March 16th, 7pm & 9pm
The monthly jam of community, consciousness & culture in urban LA. Located in Chinatown, “mETHODOLOGY” brings together positive people, good food & drinks, and a unique mix of music by some of LA’s top selektahs and hip-hop artists.
Based on the collection of photographs housed at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, ‘Not Given,’ guest curated by Dore Bowen and Isabelle Massu, challenges the photograph’s privileged status by interrogating its discursive context, exploring the skin of
Mewar, one of the oldest and most important princely states of India, produced stunning courtly paintings and vibrant folk arts. ‘Princes, Palaces and Passion: The Art of India’s Mewar Kingdom’ will include both superb paintings made…
‘Jewtopia’ tells the story of two 30-year-old single men, Chris O’Connell and Adam Lipschitz. Chris, a gentile, wants to marry a nice Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision. After forming a secret pact, Adam promises to help Chris…
Before September 11th, 2001, Al-Qaeda was largely unknown to most Americans. But for many members of the FBI, CIA, politicians and intelligence operatives worldwide, it represented a very real, constant and growing…
Alfred Gamil was born in Cairo in 1957. In 1972 he completed the preparatory school education at the Frères School (Collège de la Salle). In the same year he enrolled at the High Institute for Arabic Music, at the Secondary Section. 1975 he obtained the D