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Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Tamara, the woman behind Syrian refugees

Tamara, the woman behind Syrian refugees in Argentina

Tamara Lalli brings an anecdote by the Santiago del Estero-born percussionist Domingo Cura. The story goes that on Sundays the ground in the Argentine Northern province moves down because Syrian women are cooking the traditional Middle East Kibbe dish as they rhythmically pound the meat and wheat using their pestles and mortars.

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But the homeland Tamara was born in and left when she was 11 years old is changing forcing thousands to flee across its borders and seek refuge in the Southern part of the world as rebel groups continue to defy the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

New immigration: The exodus

Only in the past two years Argentina has received more than 300 Syrian families most of them staying in Buenos Aires. Although visa procedures might turn “bureaucratic”, the South American country is among the few granting assistance to those swelling in the list of this 21st century exodus. “In Europe this is impossible”, Tamara affirms and adds that Arab neighboring countries have long decided to reject entry to her countrymen.

The Syrian-Lebanese community in Argentina accounts actually for around10 percent of the country’s 40-million population.

Tamara Lalli is the daughter of Toufic, a Syrian-Lebanese who married Neife, an Argentinean descendant from Syrians. She was born in Yabrud located 80 km north of the capital Damascus. She has two sisters. A non-practicing Muslim, she married an Argentine Christian and allowed her two daughters to choose their own religion. “One is a Christian, the other one is still thinking about it”, Tamara says.

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Clearly, this women assimilated; and so did her daughters, one of whom has already chosen Christianity.

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Arab Music in Holy Land, Argentina


This was posted on YouTube on Dec 24, 2013

Tierra Santa  (Holy Land) is a theme park outside of Buenos Aires. (Click Here)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

3rd Annual Latin-American Festival of Arab Cinema


Cinefertil – 3rd Annual Latin-American Festival of Arab Cinema
Notice how the background music blends Arab and Tango motifs
NOTICE THE SPONSORS AT THE END OF THE VIDEO

CineFertil is primarily an Argentine based group; but it deals with all of Latin America and the Arabs. Their website (Click Here)

The Festival is from November 1 to 11, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

These cultures (the Latin and the Arab) are inextricably connected.

There is no reason the West cannot bring in Latin America into the negotiations.

At the very least, Latin America could be asked to take in some Arabs from Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) in order to take the pressure off of Israel. The Palestinians should come in with enough money to not burden the Latins. Israel and the West could finance that.

The original video is by a group called Viajeros [Wanderers, Travelers].

Nabil Attar : Oud – A mideastern guitar-like instrument
Javier Ruiz : Guitar y programming
Gilad Atzmon : Invited Saxo Alto – Gilad Atzmon is an (in)famous anti-Zionist Israeli Jew

The background tango is Libertango, modified with an Arab background.


Latin America is starting to have very Arab sympathies.

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