Voices

Moroccan Sufi Music Premieres on World Music Label

In a first for what some call “world music,” a new album featuring Moroccan Sufi music, reflecting a spiritual dimension of Islam, is being released this month.

Imed Alibi Charts New Path with Frigya

With a new musical experiment he calls Frigya, percussionist Imed Alibi explores his world from a fresh perspective.
Habka Libya's First Manga Initiative Seeks to Promote Creativity

Habka: Libya’s First “Manga Magazine” Overcomes Challenges to Promote Unity Through Creativity...

Despite difficulties, a pioneering magazine based in Benghazi is using Japanese art as a medium to share a creative message of hope and empowerment with communities throughout Libya.

Young Libyan Activist Fights for Positive Change in his Country

Despite the challenges that young human rights activist Mahmoud Abugrin faces in achieving his dreams in Libya, he refuses to give up. He will never forsake the hopes of other young people in Libya — and beyond -- to live in a better world.
Illustrator Zainab Fasiki Takes on Taboos and Patriarchy with Art

Illustrator Zainab Fasiki Takes on Taboos and Patriarchy with Art

Young Moroccan artist Zainab Fasiki advocates for gender equality by illustrating women’s lives and bodies, uncensored and unashamed. Her critics are harsh, but her work has found support in a country slowly recognizing women’s rights.

Prominent Activist and Scholar Samir Amin Leaves Rich Legacy of Intellectual Discourse

Amin was considered to be one of the twentieth century’s most influential neo-Marxist development theorists, who wrote extensively about the relationship between imperialism, capitalism, and globalization.

In Memoriam: Naji al-Ali, a Great Palestinian and Arab Cartoonist

“When I was a child my mother told me I was a Palestinian, but the whole world told me I was a refugee. I used to ask myself: ‘what am I?’” [1] ~ Naji al-Ali

Edward Said: The Undying Legacy of an Exceptional Thinker

Edward Said rose to prominence and came to international fame following his ground-breaking contributions in the field of postcolonial studies. He is deservedly recognized as the father of postcolonialism, having presented theories that still exert influence on scholars worldwide.

American-Palestinian Rashida Tlaib to Become First Muslim Woman in U.S. Congress

After winning the Michigan Democratic primary on Tuesday, former state representative Rashida Tlaib, is expected to win November’s midterm election for a two-year term that will begin in January 2019.