SyrianamericanA: A Nation-State of Mind

SyrianAmericana

Speakers

Omar Offendum

From the jasmine tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani's Damascene homes to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes' Harlem Renaissance poems, this unique performance-lecture is equal parts presentation / conversation. With a decade-long artistic journey that has both paralleled the rise of social media & borne witness to major sociopolitical shifts in Syria, Omar Offendum discusses how he's been able to develop a special blend of Hip-Hop & Arabic poetry to bridge cultural divides.



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Format: Performance
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding