Music Without Borders

The Cultural Frontline Music is a language without borders but what does it mean to those who’ve had to cross borders to survive? Rihab Azar, a classical oud player from Syria, Yasmin Kadi, an Afrobeat singer from Sierra Leone, and Tabrae, an underground hip-hop artist from Iran, are three talented, young musicians forced to leave […]

Japanese manga about a Uighur woman’s persecution in China becomes viral hit

By Simon Denyer The Washington PostDec. 14, 2019 at 9:46 a.m. EST A Japanese comic book telling the powerful and tragic tale of a 29-year-old Uighur woman from China has become a surprise viral hit. "What has happened to me — A testimony of a Uyghur woman" recounts the story told by Mihrigul Tursun, a member of […]

Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts

Opinion OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR By Eve L. EwinApril 6, 2017 In 1937, ascending leaders of the Third Reich hosted two art exhibitions in Munich. One, the “Great German Art Exhibition,” featured art Adolf Hitler deemed acceptable and reflective of an ideal Aryan society: representational, featuring blond people in heroic poses and pastoral landscapes of the German countryside. […]

Edmund de Waal to create exhibition in Jewish Ghetto in Venice

The ceramicist will also unveil library of books by exiled writers at Ateneo Veneto to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale GARETH HARRIS12th February 2019 11:32 GMT The proposed installation in the Ateneo Veneto © Edmund de Waal. Courtesy the artist The author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal will unveil a major new work […]

Healing Power of Story Cloths

Global Opinions Some trauma really is unspeakable. So these women are sewing their stories, instead. By Rachel A. CohenNOVEMBER 27, 2019Washington Post The cloths with this column were created by women living in Nepal, Ecuador and Congo and photographed by Rafe Scobey-Thal. Top: “Why I Had to Leave My Village,” from a Colombian refugee in Ecuador. […]

Sout Al Salaam Awards 2019 by AnaTaban | Hot in Juba

Here we go for Sout El Salaam Award brought to you by Ana Taban. It is an Awards recognizing to all type Artists that had been singing, painting and preaching peace before and after Independent of the Republic of South Sudan.   HOTINJUBA.COM   Sout Al Salaam Awards 2019 by AnaTaban | Hot in Juba […]

Chased by conflict in Ukraine, an artist finds a haven in Helsinki

Spartak Khachanov in his studio with a model of a memorial he is creating for victims of the 1918 Finnish civil war. (Will Englund/The Washington Post) By Will Englund and Kathy Lally, The Washington Post, November 2, 2019 at 10:13 a.m. EDT HELSINKI — Let’s call them “figurines.” That’s the name their creator, Spartak Khachanov, delicately uses. He […]

Newsletter-October 2019

  View this email in your browser                                             Power of Music and Art, Resiliency of the Human Spirit, Will to Survive We are excited to share The Jüdische Kulturbund Project's efforts since the spring: […]

Middle East Dreaming of van Gogh in Gaza

Nimer Qeeq, 23, a student in a Shababeek sculpture workshop. (Loay Ayyoub/For The Washington Post) By James McAuley and Hazem Balousha September 25 GAZA CITY — On the top floor of a run-down studio, the young sculptors were scraping away at plaster bas-reliefs, in many cases re-creating Western masterpieces they may never see. Nimer Qeeq, […]

“Polish Anne Frank” Diary

To be published after being rediscovered "Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal" by Renia Spiegel documents four years of the teenage girl's life in Nazi-occupied Poland.   Sept. 13, 2019, 11:52 AM EDT By Linda Givetash The profound and heartbreaking account of a Jewish girl trying to survive the terrors of occupied Poland during the Holocaust is […]