Category Archives: Music

Top 10 Free Levantine Arabic Resources (and a few more besides…)

In no particular order, here are my 10 favourite online resources for learning the spoken Arabic of the Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Syria). Below are a bonus few recommendations of resources you can buy, too. 1. Jordanian Arabic … Continue reading

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Nancy Ajram – Shatir Shatir

This kids’ song by Lebanese pop singer Nancy Ajram is great for learning with your little ones but is also perfect for adult beginner learners of colloquial Levantine Arabic, as it’s full of useful everyday verbs. Shatir is what you’d say … Continue reading

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Thanks to all our followers

A huge thank you to everyone who’s followed the blog and contacted me about it over the past year… And a huge apology for letting it languish all this time! It’s been a busy time as I’ve been off on … Continue reading

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Nour Festival of Arts, London, Oct – Nov 2013

There’s a great line-up of Arab and Middle Eastern cultural events at the Nour Festival this year, including some fascinating talks, exhibitions, gigs, dance performances, films and workshops. Plus, for the foodies: cuisine from Iraq and Qatar, and a chance … Continue reading

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Arabian Sindbad

Firstly, an apology for my silence lately! أنا آسفة Been a busy start to the year and haven’t had much time for blogging. Hoping to do some long overdue reviews soon, including for Nafura Arabic textbooks, Arabian Sindbad DVDs and … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring

2011 was an amazing time of revolution, protest and civil unrest. Here are some useful links and resources for students of Arabic and Arab world studies on this historic period and cultural phenomenon. Please note this list is in progress. … Continue reading

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PalFest 2012

Loads of great videos from PalFest in Gaza earlier this month on their website and youtube. Inspiring stuff.. PalFest Highlights Not sure why such an emphasis on Selma Debbagh speaking in English, but it’s a good overview of what was … Continue reading

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