Melissa Chemam attends the première of the new French music series on Arte TV at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.
Melissa Chemam profiles Iraqi Kurdish musician-composer Hardi Kurda and his projects Space 21 and Archive Khanah: Sounds from Iraq.
Music writer Melissa Chemam interviews Rasha Nahas on her new Arabic-language album, "Amrat."
Melissa Chemam reviews the new taboo-busting feature film from Moroccan director Maryam Touzani.
In her monthly music column, Melissa Chemam talks to Sabrine Jenhani, half of the indie Tunisian duo Ÿuma.
For her 12th TMR music column, Melissa Chemam talks to eclectic electronica DJ/composer Hadi Zeidan.
For her 11th TMR music column, Melissa Chemam interviews the Algerian-French diva Samira Brahmia.
In her 10th music column for TMR, Melissa Chemam profiles Palestinian oud performer and percussionist Yousef Zayed, who lives in France.
Melissa Chemam in her latest music column interviews Tunisian electro-world creator Imed Alibi.
Melissa Chemam profiles the Arab-Belgian singer-songwriter Tamino-Amir, as he prepares to go on tour.
Melissa Chemam reviews two major exhibitions devoted to Algerian artists and the rebel leader Abd el-Kader, at Paris and Marseille museums.
Melissa Chemam interviews the London-based Franco-Algerian artist whose pavilion won Special Jury Mention in Venice.
For April's column, music critic Melissa Chemam looks longingly at the legend of Lebanon's diva.
Melissa Chemam is swept away by an Iraqi American artist's latest exhibit at Mosaic Rooms in London.
This month TMR's music critic Melissa Chemam discusses Palestinian arts and "cultural resistance" at Liwan in Nazareth, where vocalist Haya Zaatry recently performed.
This month, TMR's music critic, Melissa Chemam, stumbles upon an unexpected exhibit of the history and influence of raï, chaabi and "Beur" politics on the French body politic.
180,000 electronic music aficionados attended the SOUNDSTORM festival in Riyadh this month, but as columnist Melissa Chemam writes, "it is impossible not to see these events as a part of the country’s soft power and policy to whitewash its terrible human rights record."
Melissa Chemam takes us inside the French controversy over Arabic and radical Islam.
The novelists and essayists discuss these difficult times, the rise of neo-fascism in India and the U.S., and "What Lies Ahead."
Wajdi Mouawad has shaken Western theatre out of its rigid rules, bringing a dream-infused approach, odes to childhood's energy and a sense of adventure, rooted in his Lebanese culture and fascination for great Greek tragedies.
During four months of lockdown in Bristol, West England, UK, what I had perhaps missed the most were theatres and movie houses. I was able to read and to walk in parks almost every day. But I missed new motion pictures and the experience of watching stories unfurl together in…