Interviews

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The New Arab Meets: Somali-UAE rapper Freek whose hybridity is resonating across borders and laying a fresh blueprint for new talent. Through his fame, he hopes to tell the stories of migrant communities and second-generation Arabs across the Gulf.
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The New Arab Meets: Qatari Minister Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari to discuss the benefits Qatar, the Arab world and the Global South will reap if the 2022 World Cup in Doha is as successful as it is anticipated to be.
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The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American NASA chief Nujoud Fahoum Merancy. Sharing her excitement about the prospect of humankind going back to the moon, we delve into her heritage, her work at NASA, and why the Artemis programme is so historic.
Tunisia interview
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The New Arab Meets: Raed Ben Maaouia, a 27-year-old Tunisian civil society activist and the co-founder of Tunisia's social accountability group Association. In this interview, Raed examines Tunisia's future amid a political and economic crisis.
Director/screenwriter/producer/actress Cherien Dabis attends the "May In The Summer" premiere during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
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The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American actor and director, Cherien Dabis. Behind some of TV's most revered titles, Cherien has forged unprecedented creative pathways and helped foster new spaces for the next generation of budding Arab filmmakers.
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The New Arab Meets: Ahed Tamimi, the young Palestinian known for her resistance against Israel's brutal occupation, but very little is known about her vulnerable side. In a new co-authored book with Dena Takruri, we find out more about her story.
Eva B
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The New Arab Meets: Pakistani hip-hop artist, Eva B. A stalwart of the country's rap scene, Eva B has garnered international acclaim after her song Rozi from Ms. Marvel went viral. We sat down with her to hear how she's adjusted to her newfound fame.
Nadine El Roubi
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The New Arab Meets: Sudanese musician and rhythmic wanderer, Nadine El Roubi. Driven by creative eccentricity, Nadine's soulful offerings have gone some way to capture the newly playful, innovative and off-kilter nature of the Arabic hip-hop scene.
Ella Shamahi
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The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi whose latest documentary, Secrets of the Tomb, delves into the curse of Tutankhamun by looking into the extraordinary scientific truth behind the legend.
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The New Arab Meets: Podcast host Sabal Almadi. In her podcast Bedouin's Coffee Corer, Sabal hopes to shift the dial on perceptions of creativity, community and innovation in the Middle East, creating exciting conversations in the process.