“It’s fine to break the rules” – an interview with Skywalker

by Charlie Crooijmans

32751656994_544f80b934_zLast month News and Noise was at Babel Med, the world music and jazz forum that took place on March 16 – 18 in Marseilles, and we spoke to Sama Abdulhadi aka Skywalker. Sama is the first techno DJ and producer of the Palestinian underground community. In the video interview below she’ll tell us about Berlin Techno and her ambitions. Continue reading


“Art can be more human” – an interview with Samara Sallam

Hanging, photo: Samara Sallamby Charlie Crooijmans

Samara Sallam, a young Palestinian refugee, from Syria won the first prize of the Mediterranean Women’s Fund’s photo contest in 2012.  The photographer and  journalist had been invited to a one month artist’s residency in Norway by the Fjord Summer Festival. At the Førde Festival, she, among others,  exposed her work at the photo exhibition, ‘What’s the point of revolution, if I cannot dance?’. There was also a debate about the situation for female artists in countries in the “Arab spring”, together with Dorsaf Hamdani (Tunisian singer) and Fawzia Baba-Aissa (of the Mediterranean Women’s fund).  News and Noise was at the festival and after the debate we asked Sallam some questions (in English).
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