Denver artists turn up the volume on Middle Eastern hip-hop, uprisings (radio show segment)

A few local, Denver artists decided to come together recently to talk about the importance and beauty of contemporary Middle Eastern hip-hop. In this portion of KGNU’s Sunday show “Eclipse” (airs on Sundays at 7-9pm, see below) Dave Ashton (KGNU Denver’s program manager and hip-hop artist) and I discuss some popular MidEast hip hop stars…

The “Champs-Élysées” of al Zaatari, the life of Syrians living after asylum – Manar Madane

Journalist Manar Madane reports on the development of the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, al Zaatari. (Article and video by Manar Madane in Jordan, 31/12/2013. Translated from Arabic by Google) Try and to cope with reality – it is a picture full of movement and life and production of the camp Zaatari, depravity “Champs-Elysees” or…

U.S./Middle East relations group grows in Denver (VIDEO)

Diana Aqra, Denver – A peace-building project called, “Meet the Middle East” based in Denver, Colorado is showing significant signs of growth, taking more than four times as many students as it did when it first began, four years prior, according to the executive director. More than 60 students, including youth, adults and businesses, will…