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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…
Photography Against the Apathetic Eye
Creative Visuals

Photography Against the Apathetic Eye

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

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…
Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji
Art

Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji

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

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…
“Divinely Green, from Allah”
Women & Gender

“Divinely Green, from Allah”

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

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,…
Ayoub Taresh: Playing Solo with the Soul
Culture

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…
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