Ryan Van Winkle discusses art and the current situation in Syria with artist Tammam Azzam. Tammam talks about his transition to digital art after moving to Dubai just over 2 year ago. Each of his artworks “coincides with a particular event of the Uprising, depicting a variety of fractured and wounded maps of Syria, fallen chess pawns and other symbols reconfigured in powerful reflections of the turmoil facing his countrymen.” See samples of his works at the Ayyam Gallery. We also feature the track Khabar Ajel (‘breaking news’) from Syrian musician Wael Alkak. His Album is NESHAMA which you can download from iTunes or visit his Soundcloud ¬†and Facebook page.