Amar A. Zahr

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Artist and founder of the Beirut Art Residency, Amar A Zahr explains the importance of dialogue between artists and how residencies leave their imprint in the local community.

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Interviews / Beirut, Lebanon 03:19

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Earning his education in Paris, Beirut-based Karim Bekdache looked to influence the region’s creative landscape with his own brand of architecture. Starting Karim Bekdache studio, he looks to re-appropriate vintage design through his own eyes.

Interviews / Dubai, UAE 03:58

Tobias Gibreel

A love affair with nature: the Sudanese-German florist who recently rooted himself in Dubai brings diversity to the local flower industry at Volet

Interviews / London, UK 03:32

Hassan Hajjaj

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Interviews / Dubai, UAE 03:35

The Narcicyst

Based in Montreal but with strong ties to Dubai and the Middle East, The Narcicyst combines lyrical flow with an educated meaning. Hip-Hop has become a veritable tool of communication and empowerment for The Narcicyst as he sees few equals in the prevalent topics that surround the community.

Interviews / France, Paris 03:07

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Brownbook catches up with Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra in Paris

Interviews / Morocco 03:14

Nouredine Amir

An avant-garde designer, Noureddine Amir owns couture house, Villa Amir in Marrakech. His haute couture is presented in reduced palettes and raw materials, drawing upon the traditions of personal adornment in Morocco, sculpture and art. His work has been shown in cities such as Casablanca, Rotterdam, and Madrid.

Interviews / Istanbul, Turkey 03:28

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Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.