Ma3azef: rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music

When Maan Abu Taleb launched the music site Ma3azef.com in 2012, he dreamed of not only rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music, but also of giving Middle Eastern musicians and music writers a platform for expression, opinion, and creativity. “The motivation for me was a complete lack of critical writing on Arabic music, coupled… Continue reading Ma3azef: rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music

Preserving Historical Images in the Middle East

Protecting historical documentation of life and artifacts from the Middle East is monumental, especially at a time when conflict threatens the region’s relics. That’s why we’re highlighting The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI). MEPPI was established to not only recover and restore antique photographs, but also to train  individuals so that preservation can happen… Continue reading Preserving Historical Images in the Middle East

Start-ups in MENA are leading the path to a sustainable future

There is an imminent force threatening the stability of Middle Eastern countries. And I’m not talking about political turmoil. This one is a force of nature. The Middle East and North Africa, already facing dramatically hot summers and desert-like climate conditions year-round, experienced what the Washington Post called a “hellish-like” heatwave last July. The heat… Continue reading Start-ups in MENA are leading the path to a sustainable future