Tagged: Artists

377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany News & Analysis
Mondoweiss Editors

377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany

377 scholars and artists from over 30 countries signed a pledge opposing political interference by institutions and public officials in Germany aimed at silencing advocates for Palestinian rights under international law.

on May 12, 2020
Corona Radiata: A New Poem Art
Fady Joudah, LA Review of Books

Corona Radiata: A New Poem

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah's new poem weaves together the realty of a crumbling healthcare system, war-torn globe, and love and loss in the time of coronavirus. "Without people there’s no power over the people..."

on March 24, 2020
International Women’s Day- Leila Abdelrazaq Photos

International Women’s Day- Leila Abdelrazaq

Today is International Women’s Day so we’re honoring five powerful Palestinian women. Meet Leila Abdelrazaq, author, artist, and co-founder of Maamoul Press, “a multi-disciplinary collective for the creation, curation, and dissemination of art by marginalized creators.”

on March 9, 2020
Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Palestinian-American Profiles
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Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

From the young age of three, Samar Haddad King has used dance and movement as a tool for self-expression. Growing up Palestinian-American in the diaspora, King found that movement helped overcome communication barriers: “When we were younger and didn’t all have a common language yet, I found it interesting how dance or movement could transcend language.”

on August 17, 2018
George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician Palestinian-American Profiles
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George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician

Reflecting on his career and writing, Bisharat explains, “Fighting injustice is what inspires me professionally, personally and creatively through my legal career, as an educator and as a musician.”

on July 10, 2018
Palestinian-American George Bisharat “Big Harp George” Releases Video for  “Alternative Facts” Palestinian-American Profiles
George Bisharat

Palestinian-American George Bisharat “Big Harp George” Releases Video for “Alternative Facts”

Palestinian-American law professor turned blues musician George Bisharat has a new album out on July 16. Taking the blues world by storm as Big Harp George, his latest record, Uptown Cool, is already creating a lot of buzz. Alternative Facts is the first video off the album, a biting parody about living in a post-truth world brought on by the Trump administration.

on July 2, 2018
Filmmakers Back Right to Boycott Israel Following German Festival Controversy News Roundup
Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter

Filmmakers Back Right to Boycott Israel Following German Festival Controversy

A number of figures from the film world have given their support to those who choose to participate in the cultural boycott of Israel following a series of developments at a leading European festival.

on June 28, 2018
Faisal Saleh, Entrepreneur & Founder of Palestine Museum US Palestinian-American Profiles
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Faisal Saleh, Entrepreneur & Founder of Palestine Museum US

After 40 years of entrepreneurial work in employee benefits, magazine publishing, and software development, Saleh decided to focus his determination on creating an institution where, in his words, “Palestinian artistic achievement is celebrated as part of the rich diversity of people and cultures that make up the United States.”

on April 18, 2018
Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy” News Roundup
Maggie Serota, SPIN

Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy”

Roger Waters teamed up with Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to record “Supremacy,” a rebuke to the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the U.S. embassy there. The move was considered a major setback to the Middle East peace process.

on March 14, 2018
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