5 Female International Music Artists With Arab Roots You Knew Little About

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By: Jana Shorbagy

We’re all familiar with every single international artist either female or male, were also familiar with some of the OG arab queens like, Asala, Myriam Fares, Elissa, and Nancy Ajram for example. However, there are some pretty cool young, originally arab, female music artists on the rise internationally, and while only parts of their songs are in arabic, their music is interdisciplinary and amazing to listen to. The whole euro-arab and/or us-arab fusion is out of this world, each artist on this list is worth a listen, for real.

1- Faouzia

Canadian-Moroccan (19 year old) singer and song writer – also rift queen, Faouzia. She was born in Casablanca but later moved with her family to Manitoba, Canada. She started out on YouTube pretty young, writing and performing her own songs before she got signed and went viral about 8 months ago via her Beyoncé rift and…

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Snow Lands on Top

Suzanne Collins strikes again with the fourth installment of the Hunger Games series. This one follows Cornelius Snow before he's become President Snow, when he's just 18 years old. A perfect companion to the series, and frankly, I want more Snow books.

Finding “Ichy”

A perfect read for anyone who wants to appreciate woman's footprint in history, is interested in paleontology and fossils, or just wants a damn good read, Remarkable Creatures is it. I can find no fault in the book. From the beautiful rendition of a period piece, to the conversations, the interweaving of history, to the friendship between Mary and Elizabeth, it's a perfectly written novel.

Fanticipating Reads of May 2020 || 5 Under-Hyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month


Fanticipating Reads is a monthly feature where I bring five diverse books to share with the blog readers. They are what I consider under-hyped but seem to be hidden gems so this is a short collection of what upcoming releases one should not be sleeping on.

1. THE THIRTY NAMES OF NIGHT by Zayn Joukhadar

Releasing on 19 May 2020

✔ features three generations of Syrian-Americans
✔ mystery around birds
✔ trans boy protagonist
✔ mother’s ghost guides her son, Nadir, to unravel the mysteries around a rare bird
✔ ‘important themes of migration, sexuality, belonging, and love.’

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2. PARACHUTES by Kelly Yang

Releasing on 26 May 2020

✔ young Asians as immigrant students
✔ focuses on female friendships
✔ themes of trauma & finding your voice during an immigrant experience
✔ treating sexual harassment and assault with empathy
✔ glitz and greed…

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