Archive for June, 2007

  • Souad Massi: Up Close and Personal

    Written by Lina Ejeilat It was just recently that I was introduced to the beautiful music of Souad Massi; France-based Algerian guitarist and vocalist, and I was very excited about the chance to see her perform live for the first time in Jordan, amidst the ancient columns of Jerash’s North Theater. What I didn’t expect […]

  • Book Review: Language of Baklava: A Memoir

    Language of Baklava: A Memoir, Diana Abu-Jaber, Anchor Books, New York, 2005. Written by Lee S. Tesdell Diana Abu-Jaber, the author of the Language of Baklava, has confirmed something I have suspected for some time; food, in immigrant and refugee communities, can become food-language, a connection with back home: What is food-language? It spans the […]

  • Macadi Nahhas in Fete de la Musique

    Video provided by Khobbeizeh.

  • The Future is Leaving

    This article is the third in a three-part series focusing on education in Jordan. This piece concentrates on brain drain or the educated moving and living abroad. The lure of money in the Gulf is drawing some of Jordan’s best and brightest where they can earn what they are worth. Written by Ramsey G. Tesdell […]

  • Summer in Jordan

    Written by Waleed Tarteer Summer has arrived in Jordan. So has the heat, the endless days of sun and clear skies and traffic jams caused by cars from outside of Jordan. For the student body, we are now enjoying the summer in every way we can, starting with sleeping in. Our parents are more lenient […]

  • Failing the Future: Higher Education

    Written by Ramsey G. Tesdell This article is the second in a three-part series focusing on education in Jordan. This piece concentrates on higher education. Higher education in Jordan is suffering from “chronic problems” and faces stiff and unrealistic regulations that are hampering economic development in Jordan according to university and industry officials. The Kingdom […]

  • Failing the Future

    In the coming weeks, Jordan’s students will be heading to the tawjihi tests. We take a look at how the educational system works, and some of the major challenges facing education in Jordan. Written by Ramsey G. Tesdell This article is the first in a three-part series focusing on education in Jordan. This piece concentrates […]

  • Enchanting and rare, Jordanian Singer Charms Crowd

    Macadi Nahhas was born in Amman in 1977. She studied at the Music Conservatory of Beirut in Lebanon. While in Lebanon she has become a popular singer for her unique mix of traditional and modern styles. She performs at various events in Jordan. “She released her debut album “Kan Ya Ma Kan”, in the year […]

  • Interactive learning at Jordan's first children museum

    The Children’s Museum, the first hands on and interactive institution of its kind in Jordan, was brought to life last month. Dedicated to serving children, families, schools and the community at large, the Children’s Museum provides powerful interactive learning experiences to encourage and nurture lifelong learning for children and their families. The cheerful exhibit hall […]

  • The Castle That Time Forgot

    The Castle That Time Forgot: Qasr Al Bashir Written by Marc-Henry Saillard The beautiful Middle Eastern sun begins to set just as it has for many times before on this remote site. What makes this site that much more incredible than watching the sun set from anywhere else is the history you are sitting on. […]

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