Within hours of reports that the Governor of Amman, Khaled Abu Zaid, had, at the behest of a member of parliament – cancelled the much-anticipated concert of the Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, due to the bandâ€™s work being â€œincompatibleâ€ with Jordanian customs and traditions – waves of dissent echoed through social media. â€œIf this is […]
To say Hussein Alazaat is passionate about Arabic calligraphy would be a terrible understatement. Scroll through his Twitter feed and youâ€™ll find an eclectic mix of photos featuring vintage Arabic type from storefronts, children books, billboards and even sewer covers in Jordan, Kuwait and beyond. A senior designer at SYNTAXÂ -Â a leading design and branding studio […]
This past October weekend saw Amman’s 7Hills Skatepark being taken over with artists, skateboarders, beatboxers, and rappers in the Jordan’s first urban festival. The Word Is Yours, produced by Malahi and Mektoub, brought together an eclectic mix of entertainers in a lively two-day event in Jabal Lweibdeh, with young Ammanis flocking to the scene. The crowd-funded […]
Words: Tamer Masri, Jobedu Co-Founder | Photos: Jobedu I was at work when Meesh called to tell me about a gem of a store he found tucked in a nook in Jabal Lweibdeh, nearly seven years ago. Driving home after lunch at his grandma’s house in the neighborhood – where he was born and raised […]
I read “If I Were Another”, a collection of beautiful poems by Darwish some time ago. The collection was released in 2009, and having purchased it in Beirut back in December, I thought today, the day that Darwish left us some two short years ago, was a symbolic day to retrieve it from my bookshelf […]
AP PHOTO – A Jordanian man looks at clothes inside a lingerie shop at a shopping mall in Amman, Jordan. Jordanians, like the rest of the world, celebrate Valentine’s Day in the 14th of February every year.
AP Photo – A boy sells pickled olives from a stall on the Amman-Jerash Highway in Jordan, viagra 60mg shop Sunday, click Dec, 20, 2009. Interestingly enough, Jordan produces 28,000 tonnes of olive oil a year with 24,000 tonnes consumed domestically.