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Starting The School Year | From The Camps To The Badia

August 31, 2008

Words & Photos: Naseem Tarawnah
It starts with an idea. A blogger who emails another, who emails a friend, and before you know it, you have an online campaign spreading through the local blogosphere and social networking sites. Some might call it online activism coming alive, but at the end of the day, it took less than a week to rally young Jordanians willing to help out with the Action Committee's latest initiative: distributing a few school bags to needy students in the Kingdom. Volunteers paid a visit to the committee's co-founder, Sara Sharif's home to help put the bags together before venturing off into the Baqaa Refugee camp. (more…)...

Socially Murdered مقتولون إجتماعياً

August 31, 2008

Start Time:Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 7:30pm End Time:Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 10:00pm Location:Blouzaat - Jabal Amman Street:Rainbow Street City/Town:Amman, Jordan Phone:0777280130 Email:omernos@yahoo.com...

Picture of the Day | Pigeons In The Sky

August 30, 2008

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Pigeons in the Sky"]Pigeons in the Sky[/caption]...

Leaving the Cement Jungle: Wadi Mukheiris

August 27, 2008

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="A bumbling brook in Wadi Mukheiris"]A bumbling brook in Wadi Mukheiris[/caption] Adventure Guide du jour: Ramsey Tesdell One of the best things about Amman is the proximity of neat things around it. You won’t find me spending much time defending the traffic jams of the capital of Jordan, but will find me out in the rural areas exploring the microenvironments around Jordan. One of my favorite areas in Jordan is the Dead Sea Rift, and the endless wadis, water sources, and beautiful hiking terrain. A hike I’ve had my eye for some time is about as close to Amman as you can get and still be in the Dead Sea Rift – a place that goes by the name of Wadi Mukheiris – and beings right in front of the Movenpick hotel at the Dead Sea. Park there and prepare to leave...

Concert by Hala Hachem and Zina Asfour

August 26, 2008

Concert by Hala Hachem (soprano) and Zina Asfour (piano) at the Union Bank Concert Hall in Shmeisani. On August 28 at 8:00pm. Entrance: JD5. Tel: 4612658 ...

Ramadan Souq at Beit Al Bawadi

August 26, 2008

Ramadan Souq at Beit Al Bawadi, Abdoun. On August 30 from 10:00am till 3:00pm. Tel: 593 0070...

The Last Drop

August 25, 2008

The Royal Film Commission cordially invites you to a gala showing of the new film THE LAST DROP produced by tenth grade students of the Girls Secondary School, Deir Abi Seid, on the water problems in Jordan Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 pm RFC Offices 5 Omar Ibn Al-Khattab St. Bottom of Rainbow St. near Books at Cafe (Take Rainbow St. downhill from First Circle, right onto Omar Ibn Al-Khattab St.)...

Rhythms of Arabia – Artistic Photography Exhibition by Rami Sajdi

August 25, 2008

in addition to a book signing of his new book "Rhythms of Petra". At Orfali Art Gallery Contact: Orfali.net TeleFax: 5510603, 5526932 Email: orfali@orfali.net...

European Street Art Festival in Amman ~ 3rd edition

August 25, 2008

European Street Art Festival in Amman 3rd Edition 29th August – 6th September 2008 The European Union Delegation to Jordan, and The French Cultural Center along with Productions Bis and Greater Amman Municipality present The Street art festival in Amman. The festival, which is sponsored by Al Balad Theatre, Air France, Jordan Cement, Orange, Cultures France, and Spedidam, will be celebrating its third edition this year. Street art, music styles, and modern dance are all essential in developing a dynamic and democratic culture, because it's not imposed by institutions and traditions but rather created as a daily exchange between people and cultures creating a living entity of art that transcends borders. This art, which is yet to be developed in Jordan, and especially in Amman, utilizes public spaces around cities and towns and transforms them into both real and abstract theatres. The festival, which starts on the 29th of August, will host six performance...

Shashati Variety Show Invades The Citadel

August 25, 2008

Written By: Ramsey Tesdell Photos By: Naseem Tarawnah Following the lead of American Presidential candidate Barack Obama, another event took place at the Citadel in Jabal Hussein in East Amman. An eclectic and well-dressed group of Ammanis joined Wonho Chung for an evening of variety show-like material. The show, presented by Shashati.TV, was a mix of stand up comedy, video clips, and cartoons produced by Jordanian media companies. Shashati.TV is a new website to help Arab filmmakers get in touch with each other. They are asking for content, good or bad content; Shashati.TV seems like it is trying to be the deviantArt of Arab film. A noble quest in my opinion. It goes like this: you join the community by posting videos, leaving comments, joining conversations and learning about film related news. In the mean time, you meet new people and hopefully collaborate with others in...