Rapper and producer Oddisee talks to Brownbook on diaspora identity and how his music is shaped by everything from field hymns to Khartoum wedding music.
A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.
Growing up searching for his own voice, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Omar Kholeif talks about how geography and personal experience drive his passion and practice. This project was made possible by tje Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Tunisian water engineer Amine Draoui left the city behind for a life in sync with nature. Now, Draoui’s life is perfectly synchronised with nature’s rhythm. ‘I start my day with the sun,’ he says. ‘I’m bound by it and can’t sleep longer because when it rises all the animals demand their breakfast.’
The London-based Emirati artist on the duality of identity that influences her creative practice
Uncovering and preserving Kuwait’s urban history, architect Zahra Ali Baba reflects on her research, the practice of architectural conservation and the importance of history in the development of Kuwait
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.
Grammy award-winning jazz musician, Fathy Salama has established himself as an influential force in the Egyptian music scene. He is most known for bridging the gap between modern and traditional music through performances with artists from different countries such as American jazz musician, Al Di Meola.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.