Learn how to play the Arabic drum (derbeke, darbuka, doumbek, Arabic tabla) with Professor Khaldoun Samman in an ensemble setting. Even if you've never played this drum, you will learn all the important rhythms of Arabic music. MORE >>
The winter issue of Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art is nearly here! MORE >>
Mizna is offering classes in spoken and written Arabic taught by Dunia Khouri and Abdelkader Hamouchi. Classes will take place in Mizna's office in St. Paul.
Mizna is pleased to offer opportunities for writers to engage with acclaimed Palestinian American poet and memoirist Ibtisam Barakat during her Twin Cities visit. She will be reading from her new memoir Balcony on the Moon on Friday, March 31, joining poet Naomi Shihab Nye for a literary conversation. Additionally, she will present a workshop, a craft talk and conversation, and writing feedback for a limited number of people. MORE >>
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.
Cinema Arabiata an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
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