Art

Ya Matar Wa Amtor Osama Khaled ft. Ammar Zayed

Ya Matar Wa Amtor Osama Khaled ft. Ammar Zayed

Ya Matar Wa Amtor (Pour O’ Rain) is a traditional Yemeni mahjal,[1] sung when rain falls in the villages and…
Abdulrahman al-Amri: The Bulbul of the Sana’ani Chanting Art

Abdulrahman al-Amri: The Bulbul of the Sana’ani Chanting Art

When we talk about inshad (religious chanting) in Yemen from the early 1980s to today, Abdulrahman al-Amri is the voice…
Photography Against the Apathetic Eye

Photography Against the Apathetic Eye

The attempts are endless. A photographer’s attempts are the ambition to preserve the life and vitality of a moment and…
The Master of al-Dan Style: Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff

The Master of al-Dan Style: Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff

Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff (d. 1969) was known in Hadramawt as a poet, composer and instrumentalist – and had a…
Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji

Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji

When Muhammad Murshid Naji (1929 – 2013) died, news of his passing was painful for the Yemeni people, who saw…
A Visit to Fine Artist Yassin Ghaleb’s House

A Visit to Fine Artist Yassin Ghaleb’s House

What if we lived throughout our childhood in a house where the walls are covered with artistic pieces and antiques…
“Divinely Green, from Allah”

“Divinely Green, from Allah”

Memories of afternoons during the good old days pass through my mind like a calm stream: the after lunch bath,…
Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?

Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?

In the pre-Islamic era, Arabic singing and music were still emerging and in their very early stages. However, the south…
Ayoub Taresh: Playing Solo with the Soul

Ayoub Taresh: Playing Solo with the Soul

A public icon with a long creative life, whose tales were scrutinized by fans until everything available was known. 
Basement: Yemen’s platform for art and peace

Basement: Yemen’s platform for art and peace

The first Yemeni organization to ever promote liberalism in a conservative community. 
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