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Fayrouz was once Nihad Haddad

Nihad Wadih Haddad, better known as Fayrouz, was born on November twenty-first, 1935 in Lebanon.

She is considered to be one of the most famous Arab artists of those who are still living today.

Her love for singing and flowers was rivaled only by her love for her grandmother. Fayruz used to spend most [...]

 
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Embroidered dresses are an important part of Palestinian culture and history. Dating back to ancient history, women have been hand making beautiful dresses. Once an indicator of class and marital status, the dresses have now become a more symbolic costume to remember Palestinian culture and keep the tradition alive. In this piece, Sondos Nidal talks [...]

 
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I have written this piece because I want everyone to know about Ghassan Kanfani. He put something in my heart and made me feel proud about being Palestinian.

 
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Story by Athal Al Azza
Music by Le Trio Joubran
photo accessed from   http://www.bintjbeil.com/articles/2003/ar/0709_bazzi.html

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Recently we posted an interview with UK-based Palestinian hip-hop artist, Shadia Mansour.
What made the piece particularly interesting was its exploration of hip-hop from a Palestinian cultural perspective. There’s a really mixed reaction here to Western or American styles of music - if you missed it and you’d like to learn more, you can catch the [...]

 
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Shadia Mansour is a Palestinian artist who is based in the UK. Her medium is Hip Hop and she believes that it is the next crucial phase in Palestinian resistance. Here in the West Bank we have a mixed reaction to this genre of music - many people feel that it doesn’t reflect our culture.
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WHY I DANCE by Miras Al Azzeh

Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome to the first Radio Lajee program. For our first edition, 14 year old Miras Al Azzeh has prepared a special story about the traditional Palestinian dance, Dabke.

In it, he talks about what Dabke means to the Palestinian people and to him personally. He also interviews a Dabke teacher at the Centre, some of the young performers, and his own grandfather who reminisces about Dabke in the days before Occupation.

 
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