Archive for January, 2008

  • Recycle Reviewed: A Return to Humanity

    Pictures courtesy Sundance FF Written by Ramsey Tesdell PARK CITY, UTAH – I didn’t know what to expect as I walked out of the soft snow and into the ticket tent at the Holiday Cinema complex. I was shocked to see that in addition to the ticketed folks, there was another line for those trying […]

  • Captain Abu Raed: Review

    Written by Ramsey Tesdell UPDATE – Captain Abu Raed wins the World Cinema Audience Award, and Recycle wins the World Cinema Cinematography Award. Congrats to both films! More pictures of the cast and director here. PARK CITY, UTAH – Many words have been written about Amin Matalqa’s Captain Abu Raed. With all the words written, […]

  • Traditional Music Concert

    Quand l’Orient se marie avec l’Occitanie Concert de musiques traditionnelles avec les frères Khatib, Laurence Couanon & Jean-Marie Nozerand. At the Royal Cultural Center in Sports City. Information here.

  • Ruba Saqr at Blue Fig

    Re-opening Blue Fig’s monthly gigs, Ruba Saqr will sing her originals in a trio of sounds at Blue Fig this Feb. Songs include pieces from her upcoming debut album (Law Kan ‘Andi Matar ~ If Rain was Mine), with new improvisations from the soul. Ruba Saqr, 2007 UNESCO music prize winner, will be accompanied by […]

  • The Jordanian Band Competition Final

    at the Royal Cultural Centre Competing bands include Jadal, Salam. Zaid Hamarneh & Vengo With guest artist Hani Mitwasi. Sponsored by JO Magazine, French Cultural Center, Orange, OrangeRed For more information contact Karen or here

  • Jordan Goes to Sundance

    Photo: Mahmoud al Massad taking questions at a showing of his film Recycle. PARK CITY, UTAH – Alright folks, Ramsey here. I’ve made the trip to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. In the coming days, I’ll be posting reviews of the two Jordanian Films – Recycle and Captain Abu Raed, pictures, and […]

  • The Value Of A Dinar In Winter

    Written By: Ola Eliwat “This weather loves hot chocolate with marshmallows!” That was the message I sent my friend as I sat in the car waiting for my father, cuddled up in the warmest clothes I have and yet feeling my feet freezing. Drifted away in thoughts, I was brought back to reality by the […]

  • Pitch Black Gaza: Jordanian Bloggers React!

    Written By: Naseem Tarawnah As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive as ‘collective punishment’, the situation has not sat well with Jordanian bloggers. Here’s what they had to say in the past […]

  • Visual Artist Jehad Al-Ameri: Mirrors

    Jehad Al-Ameri, a visual artist, is presenting his work at Lines Gallery in Jebel Amman. The opening is on Monday 21 January 2008 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will continue through 21 February 2008.

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