Al Maida Olive Oil

Al Maida Olive Oil

Located in the middle of the Jordanian desert, about 2 hours outside Amman,  sits 155,000 olive trees.  Ziad Bilbeisi, former architect and founder of Al Maida owns these groves and works together with his four children to produce an internationally respected, award...
Palestinian Musicians and their Instruments

Palestinian Musicians and their Instruments

In this podcast episode Kristel visits the workshop of music instrument maker Aref Sayed in Beit Sahour. While she is there, she meets with ney player Canaan Ghoul, a professional musician. She talks to him about Palestinian music instruments and a new invention that...
Homegrown Palestine

Homegrown Palestine

Noor Awad is the brilliant mind behind Homegrown, the social enterprise that helps support small-scale Palestinian farmers cultivating olive trees, and sources their produce in a bid to shed light on their stories, and in turn, help sustain their olive groves. For the...
The Gold Series

The Gold Series

Aamar Shawwa’s artwork captures a time of nostalgia and calmness, a time when everything around her was pristine and also depicts  a time of sadness and hardship. Aamar discovered her knack for art while staying home in Kuwait during the Gulf War  and it was her older...
Food Artist Feeds Art

Food Artist Feeds Art

Food artist Omar Sartawi prepares a New Years dinner extravaganza in Aqaba Jordan at the newly developed, Ayla Resort. 2020 has been a difficult year for all us, but Omar has used  this last year, to express his creativity through the delicious food he prepares...
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