Obituary: Farewell to Rim Banna, Palestinian cultural icon

First published by the Arab Weekly on 1/4/2018 Banna performed her music in a youthful, magical manner, which reached deep into the hearts of her audiences. Prolific legacy. A 2009 file picture shows Palestinian singer Rim Banna performing during a concert in Damascus. (AFP) I never had the honour of meeting Rim Banna or hearing …

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Palestine’s Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf rocks London

I reviewed Mohammad Assaf's concert at the London Barbican theater for Middle East Eye Palestine's Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf rocks London #Reviews   From a Gaza refugee camp to the London Barbican, Mohammed Assaf caused a sensation, with his mixed audience dancing in the isles Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf, Gazan winner of the Arab Idol …

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MUSIC REVIEW: Reem Kelani’s Live at the Tabernacle

MUSIC REVIEW: Reem Kelani's Live at the Tabernacle #Reviews    Kamel Hawwash For Middle East Eye 6 April 2016 Intimately familiar with the music of her native culture, Reem Kelani grew up to become an unofficial cultural ambassador for the art of Palestine All good things come to those who wait as the saying goes. …

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