Reconciling Identity Complexity through Arabic Calligraffiti

The narrative that French-Tunisian artist eL Seed expresses is one that speaks to a growing number of people in today’s modern, globalized world. On Sunday, November 12, the visiting artist-in-residence spoke to a room full of people at Perry World House as part of Al-Bustan’s (DIS)PLACED initiative. His story is one that I—and many others… Continue reading Reconciling Identity Complexity through Arabic Calligraffiti

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Reflections on Music & Tales of Home

Marhaba, Al-Bustan Friends!
 Here’s a salute to “Music & Tales of Home,” the concert Al-Bustan presented on October 22, 2017, at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, a ridiculously sweet event that took place four walkable blocks from my own Philly home. The concert felt like a summation of Al-Bustan’s (DIS)PLACED series, weaving together the… Continue reading Reflections on Music & Tales of Home