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A Short Walk Through Europe

September 15, 2015
It was hardly six weeks ago that Walid announced he’d finally saved enough at his part time construction job in Lebanon to pay the smuggler’s fee. After two years of wearily waiting for conditions to improve in his homeland, it was time to move on.


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Voices of Iraq

AbdulAmeer Alwan, Iraq2
Kerbala street in my hometown, 2000 (charcoal) and Palm Grove, south Iraq (watercolor)

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Kayhan Kalhor
Kalhor, Iranian musician, impresario of kamancheh, speaks with Tahrir about his work and life between Brooklyn, India and Iran.
With interludes from his CD Crossing The Silk Road. sound Sample Kamancheh virtuoso Kalhor interview excerpt 9:30

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Etel Adnan reading from 'The Indian Never Had A Horse'

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Abdal Hayy Moore reads from 'Ramadan Sonnets'

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Khaled Hosseini's
And The Mountains Echoed
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