Political Storytelling

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So, happy new year everyone! Actually, I googled etiquette sites to find if it’s still ok to wish someone a happy new year on the 8th of January. The jury seems to be out, but in case you are offended by it, remind yourself that many Orthodox Christians only celebrated Christmas yesterday. So what’s time […]

Mezrab mail

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  A week ago we got an interesting mail. It was written by a Mezrab fan with political view points that we assume are a minority in the Mezrab (not that we ask people about their politics when we let them in). We’re very happy to have received this letter, as we believe it can […]

Music Talk

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Hey, let’s talk music for a bit. I know a lot of people think of us primarily as a storytelling space. It’s even in our website description, where we call ourselves Mezrab — The House of Stories. However, when we started the Mezrab in 2004 music was as important, if not more important than our […]

Home is…

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The last storytelling event of the year concluded last night on the theme of “Home…” With different storytellers and musicians we looked at different aspects of it. From the way our parents try to create it for us, to the feelings of fear when it’s under attack. From finding a home in an unlikely place, […]

Waar het schuurt

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“Wanneer we weer thuis zijn hoor ik mijn moeder zeggen, Haci, mijn ziel krimpt. Ik leg een arm om haar schouders en loop langzaam met haar door de voordeur. Alles komt goed ma… alles komt goed.” Telkens wanneer Haci deze regels uitspreekt breekt mijn hart een beetje. Hij heeft verteld over zijn Turkse moeder die […]