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Framed by WDET

Hummus Heartland is a collection of stories about Detroit’s ubiquitous Middle-Eastern food culture. Radio producer Zak Rosen and photographer Marvin Shaouni join forces to tell intimate stories united by the iconic, delicious food staple – hummus.

Thousands of metro Detroiters trace their descent to the Middle East. Prepare to experience the sounds, images, reflections, and recipes that unite our diverse region. 

The free public opening will take place at Bank Suey in Hamtramck on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This exhibition opening will also feature a fusion of Liberian and Lebanese food prepared by Kitchen Ramarj.

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Framed by WDET: Hummus Heartland is presented in partnership with Muslim-Jewish Forum of Detroit.

It is a part of Framed by WDET 101.9 FM, an audio-visual storytelling experience produced by Detroit’s public radio station. Made possible with support from individual contributions, the Knight FoundationThe Kresge FoundationMichigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsNational Endowment for the ArtsCommunity Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and our series sponsors.