- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A Syrian-American hip-hop and spoken-word artist is performing in Detroit as part of the Poetic Voices of the Muslim World project.

Omar Offendum is scheduled to appear Friday evening at the Detroit Public Library. The Saudi Arabia-born, Washington, D.C.-raised and Los Angeles-residing artist has toured the world and helped raise money for humanitarian relief organizations.

Offendum will be introduced by Arab American National Museum researcher Matthew Stiffler. The Dearborn-based museum and library are presenting Offendum’s appearance.

The library has hosted other programs as well as an exhibit for overall project. Queens Public Library in New York City also is hosting an exhibit and events.

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.




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