Thailand-Faiyen’s Music Was Their Crime

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2012, file photo, Surachai Danwattananusorn, 70, arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Surachai, a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy and establishment, went missing, along with two aides, in Laos in December 2018. The mutilated bodies of the aides were later found, dumped in a river. Surachai […]

NPR MUSIC NEWS Palestinian Artists Call For Eurovision Boycott; Israel Responds With PR Campaign May 10, 20193:44 PM ET ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS   Israeli singer Netta performs after winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2018. Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto/Getty Images In an open letter published Thursday, a group of over 30 Palestinian cultural centers and […]

Thank you Meera Chakravarthy for writing "Cultural Placemaking" and the value of arts and culture in the center of international development.  This value is at the center of our initiatives on  The Jüdische Kulturbund Project. CULTURAL PLACEMAKING Meera ChakravarthyFollow Apr 11 Why don’t we put arts and culture in the center of international development? For […]


By Norman Lebrecht On April 5, 2019 The national award was presented today to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, the cellist who survived Auschwitz with her sister and went on to become a fixture in London musical life. ‘The German National Foundation wishes to underline that, from its perspective, the resisitance to all forms of anti-Semitism must be part of […]

Newsletter-March, 2019

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser DONATE                             Power of Music and Art, Resiliency of the Human Spirit, Will to Survive The Jüdische Kulturbund Project has been busy over the autumn and winter as we develop our initiatives and expand our efforts. We […]

SOS from Burundi

Donate here: SOS FOR A FRIEND IN BURUNDI We are raising money to help Dieudonné Amisi Mutambala and his family in Burundi.  They are in a desperate and threatening situation and need safe shelter immediately. Dieudonné is a human rights activist and founder of ArtHum, a social justice and education organization fighting for peace […]


Root Foundation: Shaping the future of vulnerable kids The kids, who are mostly from poverty stricken and broken homes, often run to the streets to find solace. It is from these streets that Root Foundation finds them and take them in. By  Donah Mbabazi Published : March 01, 2019 | Updated : March 01, 2019 […]

Zilia Sanchez’s “Repression”

    Cuban artist Zilia Sanchez's powerful Repression speaks for itself.  On exhibit at The Phillip's Collection until May, 19, 2019. by by

Saudi Arabia

Kirk Rudell is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. This essay was adapted from his recent Twitter thread. Washington Post, OpinionsJanuary 6, 2018 A couple years ago, when I was writing for “American Dad!,” I needed an Arabic speaker for a small part. Our casting director recommended a Saudi comedian named Fahad Albutairi, […]