PEOPLE

  • Myrna Nazzour: il miracolo di Damasco

    Myrna Nazzour vive una profonda esperienza mistica iniziata nel 1982, quando era appena maggiorenne, con un fenomeno di traspirazione di olio dalle mani e successivamente di apparizioni, guarigioni e stigmate. Benedetta dalla Chiesa Greco-Cattolica e riconosciuta dal Patriarca Greco-Ortodosso, la cui approvazione e' esposta in casa sua, Myrna continua la sua esperienza diffondendo un messaggio di Unita' della Chiesa.

  • Marcel Khalifa

    Il musicista libanese Marcel Khalifa mescola politica e musica, in gran parte ispirata dalla guerra civile in Libano. Khalifa, che ha collaborato con il celebre poeta palestinese Mahmoud Darwish, e' stato spesso oggetto di controversie in Libano per le sue canzoni riguardo religione e politica.

    Foto Ibrahim Malla

  • Sul set con le 5 SABAYA

    La seconda serie di Sabaya (in arabo "ragazze") e' andata in onda su Rotana TV durante il mese di Ramadan 2010. La serie tv parla di 5 ragazze, ognuna con la sua personalita' e ambizioni, che vivono insieme a Damasco.

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  • Rising Syrian star: virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh

    Hailed as a “virtuoso” by the New York Times, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh is one of Syria's  rising music stars. His talents have graced stages in the United States, Europe and Japan as a soloist, composer and improviser.

    Reported by Hazar Jaber – U.S.A.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

     

  • La fotografa siriana Angelique Sanossian: l'arte di cogliere gioia e dolore

    Lavorando con i ragazzi non udenti e studiando il linguaggio dei segni Angelique Sanossian ha imparato che la comunicazione puo' passare attraverso moltissimi canali. Nelle sue foto Angelique coglie la gioia e le difficolta' umane e svela un mondo di ragazzi speciali.

  • Waad Bou Hassoun Sings at Madrid Opera House

    (SANA) - Syrian singer Waad Bou Hassoun performs a concert at the Royal Madrid Opera House accompanied by the lute.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • Elias Zahlawi: Not an average priest

    Father Elias Zahlawi is renowned in Syria for his open mind and activism for inter-religious dialogue. In an open letter addressed to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Greek-Catholic priest calls for religious tolerance in addition to expressing his worries about the repercussions produced by the "scarce knowledge in the Western church of the realities within the Arab world".

  • Mehiar Ali sculpts life

    Syrian artist Mehiar Ali sculpts his vision of Man, which he expresses through sculptures in clay, wood, stone and glass.

    Ali was born in Damascus in 1986 but spent most of his childhood and teenage in Italy: this combination between Syrian history and Italian art had an important influence on his job.

  • Cheeeeese

    Syrian dentists Hazar Jaber and Hani Eid are an example of success in life and business. From Syria to the U.S. they never stopped working with creativity for their projects, for their community and for their family.

  • Abdul Rahman Attar: more than a businessman

    Prominent businessman Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar has a unique approach to business. President of Attar Group, (a conglomerate of privately-owned companies) and head of numerous organizations, he has evolved over the course of a lifetime full of commerce. Amongst his social involvements, are  Syrian Arab Red Crescent, of which he is the National President as well as Executive Board Member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. (Syria Today)

  • Recognition

    Syrian author Mariam Moheddin Malla is honored in the UAE for her work that supports blind people.

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  • Mustafà Alì

    Mustafa Ali is a renowned Syrian sculptor based in Damascus. Born in Latakia in 1956, he studied in Syria and Italy. His sculptures focus on portraying human emotions through the physical form.

  • A story of success

    Syrian intellectually-disabled Alaa' Al-Zaybaq reached fame as an outstanding actor in the TV series "Beyond the Sun" where he played the role of a intellectually-disabled hero. In addition to this Alaa' is an excellent swimmer: his career counts several golden medals in local, regional and international competitions the last of whom in the present Special Olympic Games.

  • Ahmad Moalla

    Ahmad Moalla is a big name on Syria's art scene. Born in 1958, he is one of the leading contemporary artists in the Arab World. His work is displayed in permanent collections in Damascus, including in the Ayyam Gallery.

  • Abbas Al Nouri

    Born in 1952, Abbas al-Nouri is a famous Syrian television actor. He starred in Bab al-Hara 1 and 2, the famous series about a Damascus neighbourhood under the French mandate, as well as an Emmy-award winning series about Jenin refugee camp.

  • Najdat Anzur

    Najdat Anzour (born 1954) is the most influential director currently working in Syria. The son of Ismail Anzour, who produced Syria's first film "Under Damascus Skies", Anzour's television series have tackled controversial issues including adultery, corruption and Muslim extremism.

  • Ghassan Massaud

    Ghassan Massoud is Syria's export to Hollywood. The actor, born in 1958, starred as Saladin in the film Kingdom of Heaven in 2005 and appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. When not acting, Massoud teaches drama in Damascus.

  • Sabah Fakhri

    There are few Syrians more famous than Sabah Fakhri, the traditional singer from Aleppo. Fakhri, born in 1933, is renowned across the Arab world for having popularised traditional forms of Arabic music including tarab and muwashashat, a form of sung poetry. He is in the Guinness Book of Records for a performance in Venezuela in which he sung non-stop for ten hours.

  • Ziad Rahbani

    The son of legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz, Ziad al-Rahbani, born 1956, is a renowned pianist and musician in his own right. He has attracted acclaim and criticism for his musicals, many of which make fun of the complex nature of Lebanese politics.

  • Rullo di tamburi per Inas

    Inas Halal ha ereditato la passione per le percussioni da suo padre Rabie, che e' stato anche il suo primo maestro. Oggi Inas e' la sola ragazza in Siria a suonare le percussioni.

Myrna Nazzour: Misticismo a Damasco

Myrna Nazzour vive una profonda esperienza mistica iniziata nel 1982 con la trasudazione di olio dalle mani e continuata con visioni, guarigioni miracolose e le stigmate. Con il beneplacito della Chiesa Greca Ortodossa e approvata dal Patriarca Greco Ortodosso, la cui conferma scritta e' esposta nella sua casa, Myrna continua la sua esperienza e portando un messaggio di Unita' per la Chiesa. 

Sul set con le 5 Sabaya

“Sabaya”, che in arabo significa “ragazze”, e' una serie TV famosa in tutto il mondo arabo in onda dal 2009. 5 ragazze con 5 personalita' molto diverse condividono una casa a Damasco, la serie segue in modo divertente le loro avventure quotidiane e le loro storie personali.

Foto Ibrahim Malla