Arabs (/ˈærəbz/; Arabic: عرب, ‘arab) are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the northern and central Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arab refers to a heterogeneous collection of Arabic-speaking peoples in the Middle East and North Africa. The ties that bind Arabs are linguistic, cultural, and political, and to a lesser extent genetic, with Arabized Arabs displaying genetic admixture from the Arabian peninsula as well as indigenous elements. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. Not all people who could be considered Arab identify as such. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes the world's second largest group of people after the Han Chinese.

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Theater Latté Da announces 2021-22 season; Green Roof Poetry at the Walker

MinnPost 20 Jul 2021
Tarik Dobbs is an Arab American queer writer and author of the chapbook “Dancing on the Tarmac.” Michael Kleber-Diggs is the author of rhe 2021 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize winning “Worldly Things,” published by Coffee House ... The Dance of Shiva ... of Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance....

Emerging from pandemic, St. Anthony of the Desert plans traditional Lebanese festival

The Herald News 08 Jul 2021
More. COVID and the church one year later ... And in August, the church will host a mahrajan, a traditional Lebanese festival that will include Arabic and American music, folk dancing and food like kabobs, kibbeh and shawarma ... “When everything reopened, we said ‘yalla’ (‘hurry’ in Arabic), let’s go,” Root said....

Coffee origins and culture explored in Museum of Islamic Art

The Jerusalem Post 08 Jul 2021
Intriguingly “kahweh,” the Arabic word for coffee, was one of an incredible 400 synonyms attributed to wine, due to its ability to repress hunger ... The long-handled pot in which Turkish or Arabic coffee is cooked – which most of us call a finjan – is, in fact, called a dalla in Arabic....

Expo 2020 Dubai: Catch these 6 shows in Al Wasl Plaza

Gulf News 07 Jul 2021
... song and dance – all written, choreographed and directed by them ... Images will dance across its blank canvas, as they speak to you about tales from the Arab region, the natural world as we know it, the endless cosmos and humanity’s constant stride towards technological advancement....

How Bernie Sanders inspired Arab politicians: Part I

The New Arab 30 Jun 2021
The candidate comes from a rural state, solicits large-scale donations, and seeks endorsements from party leaders while shunning Arab and Muslim support ... In March last year, he opened a rally in south Dearborn, Michigan with a Palestinian comedian, a Dabka dance, and young Arab activists ... Young Arabs and Muslims have been a part of this shift....

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must also work to prevent Iran’s quest for hegemony

Cleveland Jewish News 29 Jun 2021
Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.”. At least this is what U.S ... Choices of Regional and Global Powers.” Notably, the center offered simultaneous Arabic translation and precipitated Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s visit to the UAE by one day ...The Europeans dance to the Iranian flute and ignore the Arabs.” ... ....

Vermont music’s littlest giant: We lose our beloved Richard Shadroui (1924-2021)

Times Argus 26 Jun 2021
... Arab American composer Mohammed Fairouz ... It was a festive and formal affair with great food, a belly dancer, an Arab band, and dancing. When the music started, he took me by the hand, his radiant smile lighting up the room, and we danced the Arab line dance know as the “Debkah.”....

LEVY: Suspended TDSB educator to host seminar called 'Teaching Palestine'

Toronto Sun 26 Jun 2021
An Introduction for Educators. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or. tap here to see other videos from our team ... Advertisement ... Israeli lynch mobs stomped people to death in front of singing, dancing, chanting mobs. Israeli masses marched through the streets chanting, ‘Death to the Arabs!'” Advertisement ... ....

Sawt to nagazi: seven traditional music genres from the Arabian Gulf

The National 21 Jun 2021
Those exchanges have taken root in all aspects of the music performed in the region, from lyricism and instruments to dance techniques and context in which it’s played ... Still performed today, the genre takes inspiration from classic Arabic poetry ... A genre connecting the Arab world to North Africa, tanboura arrived in the Gulf in the mid-1700s....

New ‘Dictionary of the Queer International’ informs, inspires, confounds, puzzles, delights

People's World 21 Jun 2021
A certain percentage of entries will be illegible to almost every reader—Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Bulgarian Cyrillic, Yiddish, Hindi, and several I couldn’t readily identify ... In another instance, succeeding a number of Arabic (or Farsi?) terms for female, gay, bottom, top, there’s another word defined as “verse,” p....

Soul sisters: Meet the Saudi women blazing a musical trail

Arab News 20 Jun 2021
Saudi electronic music producer and DJ Nouf Sufyani, known as Cosmicat, told Arab News that has been obsessed with music since childhood ... “I do electronic music, I love to use my voice and some Arabic poetry or spoken word or even a capella. I make music that can be enjoyed on the dance floor; my flavor is more underground and very personal.”....

Hyderabad: Marfa bands struggle to survive owing due to lockdown

The Siasat Daily 20 Jun 2021
Hyderabad ... The Marfa band owner said that about 50 people work for him ... A form of popular celebratory rhythmic music and dance form in Hyderabad, Marfa was adapted from Afro-Arab music of Hadhramaut in Yemen ... The Siddi community also claimed Arab ancestry from the first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddique through the Bayafandi clan of Asir province in Arabia ... ....

A window to Arab culture: London’s Shubbak Festival

The New Arab 18 Jun 2021
Nonetheless, for Theiman, Shubbak’s mission has always embodied the message of hope and change that came about from the Arab Spring ... As usual, this year’s programme is packed with Arab art, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, and panel discussions, taking audiences right into the heart of cultural expression in the Arab world and its diaspora....

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