Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

The Mindful Bard Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 12 2014-03-21 Book: Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900 Editors: Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh, and David A. McDonald Publisher: Indiana University Press Reflecting and Shaping a National Identity Palestine’s struggle is, to some extent, the story of every nation. So rare is it to find a country or ethnic group with no memory of ever having been colonized . . . (Read the review here.) Continue reading Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

Lebanon

The Mindful Bard: Books, Music, and Film to Wake Up Your Muse and Help You Change the World “Yes, this is the story of a specific time and place (the First Lebanon War, of 1982), but as time goes on the tank becomes the universal body and the war throbbing outside the tank becomes the human dilemma. The mission of these four boy soldiers is to make sure that a mercilessly shelled town in southern Lebanon has left no survivors, in essence to finish someone else’s genocide, and they are as vulnerable and unprepared as toddlers. . . ” (Read the … Continue reading Lebanon