Culture

Théâtre Nomade in neighborhood of Hay Mohammadi in Casablanca.

In the Balance:  The Circus Comes to Town

Meet circus collective Théâtre Nomade, one of the troupes at the heart of Morocco’s contemporary and vibrant circus culture.

May Ziade: Arab Romantic Poet and Feminist Pioneer

Founder of one of the most famous literary salons in the Arab world during the twenties and thirties of the last century, she was one of the leading female figures of al-Nahda and one of the forerunners in revolutionizing Arabic poetry and prose.

Tunisia’s LGBTQ Community Looks Forward to Limited Legal Gains

Tunisia seems poised to shake off the anti-LGBTQ legacy of its French-imposed 1913 Penal Code after a presidential committee proposed decriminalizing same-sex relations.
Hardzazat Hardcore Fest Debates Decolonization

Hardzazat Hardcore Fest Debates De-Colonization

Hardzazat Hardcore Fest i...

Songs of the Pearl Divers

Popular music in the Arab...
In Defense of an Amazigh Identity: Singer, Poet and Politician Fatima Tabaamrant

In Defense of an Amazigh Identity: Singer, Poet and Politician Fatima Tabaamrant

Fatima Tabaamrant, born Fatima Chahou, is a Moroccan poet, singer, activist, and parliamentarian. A member of Morocco’s indigenous Aït Boubker tribe, Tabaamrant has dedicated her life to asserting her Amazigh identity through her music and her political engagements.
Ramadan in Tunisia: To Fast or Not to Fast

Ramadan in Tunisia: To Fast or Not to Fast

The night before the holy...