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Thank you for your generosity in supporting Mizna, a Minneapolis-based Arab American cultural organization with a mission to celebrate expression and diversity in the Arab community!

Mizna was formed in 1998 and has done much work to promote Arab American artistic expression since that time. We publish a nationally recognized literary journal, and have presented several well-attended community arts events as well.

We do all of this work as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that survives on grants and donations. Your donation will greatly help us to continue our important mission. Thank you for your help.

Mizna is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

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Intermediate Arabic Drumming, Beginning May 4!
This class is designed for students who have acquired the basic skills of the Arabic tabla (also known as derbeke, doumbek, darbuka) and already know how to produce the proper sounds of the drum, have comfort with some of the basic and popular rhythms and rolls. In this class students will learn more advanced techniques (including qarshi and Turkish split finger), the structure of a drum solo, and advanced rhythms from around the Arab world and Turkey, including odd rhythms. This is the perfect class for someone that wants to take their drumming to the next level.   MORE >>
Call for Papers: RAWI 5th National Gathering with Mizna
Mizna is partnering with RAWI (Radius of Arab Writers, Inc.) to present the 5th National RAWI + Mizna Literary Gathering, September 18 to 21, at Open Book in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme this year is "New Beginnings." The Call for Papers is currently open and HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 21, 2014, and seeks paper, performance, workshop, and panel proposals.   MORE >>
MIZNA HAFLA 2014: A Gala Celebrating 15 Years of Mizna
You are invited to celebrate this incredible milestone with us! Join us for a magical night of music, mingling, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. Be tempted by auction items, including a chance to prepare a meal with award-winning, celebrity chef Sameh Wadi. Enjoy the creations of Chef Wadi's and his charming brother Saed's new catering venture, W&W.

Friday, March 30, 2014
7 pm: Hors d'oeuvres & complimentary drinks, live music, silent auction
8:30 pm: Mizna now and then
9 pm: DJ & dancing & mana'eesh

$75 individual tickets
$600 a premier table for 8

At the beautiful Great Hall, 180 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN 55101

Celebrate with us!   MORE >>
About Mizna
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Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.

Mizna presents
Cinema Arabiata
an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.

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