Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – May 2, 2007

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On tonight’s program, we will bring you the second part of an interview with UC Berkeley Sociology Professor Cihan Tugal. Shahram Aghamir will talk with Professor Tugal about the ruling party in Turkey, the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its shift toward embracing American economic, social and religious models.


Later in the program, Khalil Bendib will have a conversation with Algerian Singer, songwriter and guitarist Hassen Zermani, also known to his fans throughout the world as "Takfarinas." We will be offering some tickets for Takfarinas rare performance on Friday, May 18th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We’ll tell you how you may get these tickets later in the program.