Indonesia’s Minangkabau culture promotes empowered Muslim women — By Sadiq Bhanbhro on The Conversation com

Though music and dancing are contentious topics in Islam, the Minang people cherish their traditional performing arts in their ceremonies and festivals. Sadiq Bhanbhro, Author provided In most of the Western world, the image of Muslim women is often distorted. Muslim women have been represented as homogeneous, veiled, submissive, helpless, oppressed and powerless victims. Across…

Food as a Social and Cultural Signifier in Arab Societies — Institute of Ismaili Studies|Paper presented by Dr. Nuha Al-Shaar at American University of Beirut

Dr Nuha Al-Shaar presented a paper on The Ritualisation of Food and Table-talk in Arabic Traditions at a conference organised by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). Entitled, Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier, the conference highlighted how food not only serves to build bridges, but is also a potent marker…

Cultural rapprochement with Iran: ‘Laden with promise’|Qantara de on future culture exchante between Iran and Germany | Interview with Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Following the historic Iran nuclear deal that was clinched in Vienna in July 2015 and the subsequent lifting of sanctions against Iran in mid-January 2016, Germany and Iran are now looking for ways to stimulate cultural dialogue and exchange between the two countries. Dorothea Grassmann talks to Ali Fathollah-Nejad Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tehran…

Preservation of cultural heritage|From 1981 to 2015 Germany funded more than 2700 projects in 144 countries — Federal Foreign Office

Since 1981, Germany has been supporting the preservation of cultural heritage across the globe as part of the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office. Preservation of cultural heritage (Luang Prabang) © Federal Foreign Office Support is given to projects to preserve cultural heritage abroad and to protect German cultural heritage abroad, except in…

Syrisches Exilorchester in Bremen: Musik gegen die blutigen Bilder– Newly founded Syrian Exile Orchestra’s First performance was very much successful with the Support of German public

Mehr als Kampf und Krieg: das syrische Exilorchester spielte in Bremen vor ausverkauften Haus. Das Konzert soll nur den Anfang sein – das Ensemble will ab jetzt regelmäßig auftreten. Mit Unterstützung der deutschen Kollegen spielte das “Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra”. – Foto: imago/epd Geflüchtete Profi-Musiker aus Syrien haben am Dienstagabend in Bremen zusammen mit deutschen…

Syrian Refugees Get Together in Germany to Found a Full Blown Symphony Orchestra — Kvart and Bolge com|Syria is a land of music and culture – Bassist Raed Jazbeh

Lesen Sie hier in Deutsch: Syrisches Exil-Orchester in Bremen gegründet — von Gerhard Snitjer in NDR de Bassist Raed Jazbeh A group of Syrian professional musicians have found themselves amongst the chaos and have announced their first concert for Tuesday the 22nd of September under the name of the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra in the German…

Syrisches Exil-Orchester in Bremen gegründet — von Gerhard Snitjer in NDR de

Read here in English: Syrian Refugees Get Together in Germany to Found a Full Blown Symphony Orchestra — Kvart and Bolge com|Syria is a land of music and culture – Bassist Raed Jazbeh Im Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra spielen professionelle Musiker aus Syrien – viele von ihnen kamen als Flüchtlinge nach Europa. Bassist Raed Jazbeh Zu…