As you know, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian uprising. Therefore, RR hosted a facintaing talk by Eric Selbin, Professor of Political Science at Southwestern University - Texas. Professor Selbin argued that we must look and listen to real people in the real world making real choices that really matter.
On Friday 11 December 2020, our finale of Celebrating Syria 2020 ended with a live DJ set from Hello Psychaleppo and Boshoco. These two extraordinarily talented DJ's with huge performances, albums and awards under their belts performed rhythms deeply rooted in Arabic music tradition but with a poignant, contemporary twist. Thank you all for tuning in.
And Celebrating Syria festival goes on... although we are more than halfway through! On Wednesday 9 December 2020 we had the opportunity to virtually meet Antonio Tahhan, food blogger and writer, talking to us from the US, yes the US, about food, culture and identity. It was a wonderful conversation with Antonio on food, culture, and identity.