“THIS LOVE THING”
THIS LOVE THING, the highly-anticipated album executively produced by IMAN’s Executive Director Rami Nashashibi and IMAN Roster Artist and Sacred Cypher Creative fellow Drea d’Nur, is now available to the public and streaming on all platforms.
Hailed as “a war cry and a love song” by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Maimouna Youssef, THIS LOVE THING explores social justice themes through the turbulent and triumphant expressions of love, and according to Field Foundation President Angelique Power, “captures the voice of so many in this moment…exactly when we need it most.”
Read below for national news coverage of THIS LOVE THING.
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NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with musicians and activists Rami Nashashibi and Drea D’Nur about their new album, This Love Thing.
Rami Nashashibi works to make the South Side of Chicago better. He started an organization called the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, which works to get health care for those who don’t have it, job training for people coming out of prison and access to fresh produce for residents who don’t live near grocery stores. It’s the sort of work that won him a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017. And all the while, Rami Nashashibi has also been working on his music.
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Block Club Chicago
“This LOVE Thing” is a highly collaborative album, incorporating several different genres, musical styles and faith influences. We spoke with Rami about the importance of interfaith dialogue and the challenges of collaboration during a pandemic.
The Muslim Journal
“This Love Thing” Explores Social Justice Themes Through Turbulent and Triumphant Expressions of Love
Album debuting October 23 also features a circle of Grammy-nominated artists and renowned activists
In episode 10 of We Real Chicago Dr. Rami Nashishibi of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network and artist, curator, and community worker Drea D’Nur, talk to Rome J about their new nine-track album This Love Thing, and later stand-up comedian and TV Critic Ashley Ray joins Rome to talk about HBO’s Lovecraft Country.