Art

Dân[1] and Humankind: How Al-Shihr Revived Its Arts
Art

Dân[1] and Humankind: How Al-Shihr Revived Its Arts

In light of this newly acquired connection with the past, people in al-Shihr began retrieving their local music…
The Iranian Film Experiment: An Invitation to Study
Art

The Iranian Film Experiment: An Invitation to Study

These encouraging efforts no doubt call for optimism and they will, hopefully, continue until a mature Yemeni film…
An Interview with the Yemeni Film Critic Huda Jafar
Highlights

An Interview with the Yemeni Film Critic Huda Jafar

Huda Jafar, a Yemeni writer and film critic, began writing about cinema in the cultural pages of Al-Jumhuriya…
The Historian’s Bias in Yemeni Historical Annals Part 2
Culture

The Historian’s Bias in Yemeni Historical Annals Part 2

In this second part to the article, I will present the different types of bias exhibited by the…
Yahya Al-Shuwaiter: Art from Calligraphy to the Abstract
Culture

Yahya Al-Shuwaiter: Art from Calligraphy to the Abstract

Visual artist Yahya al-Shuwaiter has created a transcendent artistic experience, manifest through his following a path that seems…
Sad al-Ghareeb: Notes on Script and Performance in Yemeni Drama
Art

Sad al-Ghareeb: Notes on Script and Performance in Yemeni Drama

From the first sight, it appears that motion pictures (namely fiction films and television series) and symphonies are worlds…
2019 in Photos: Insisting on Life and Embracing Eternity
Creative Visuals

2019 in Photos: Insisting on Life and Embracing Eternity

As 2019 has ended, al-Madaniya presents a look back at the year through a diverse selection of photographs.…
Hadhramout: Art Returns
Civil Society

Hadhramout: Art Returns

We grew up listening to our parents’ stories, told with pride, about a beautiful past. According to them,…
Ya Matar Wa Amtor Osama Khaled ft. Ammar Zayed
Creative Visuals

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

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…
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