Culture

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, the south…
The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century
Culture

The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century

In early Islamic history, in addition to their religious role, mosques served as important learning centers. Education took place in…
Notes on the Cultural Scene in Yemen
Culture

Notes on the Cultural Scene in Yemen

 On the meaning of culture In Yemen, when talking about culture, one often thinks about literature, journalism, music and visual…
“Yemen Used To Be”
Culture

“Yemen Used To Be”

There is no present without the past, and there will be no fruitful future if its seeds are not planted…
SPACES at Basement: Training Youth to Influence Social Issues
Culture

SPACES at Basement: Training Youth to Influence Social Issues

A series of debates, entitled ‘Analyze, discuss, and debate’, held by the Basement Cultural Foundation in Sana’a, continues for the…
The Suit and The Agal The Musical Career of Abu Bakr Salem
Culture

The Suit and The Agal The Musical Career of Abu Bakr Salem

The musical career of Abu Bakr Salem Belfkih (1939 – 2017) paints an exceptional picture, not only of Yemeni and…
Welcome to al-Madaniya
Civil Society

Welcome to al-Madaniya

Yemen’s first online magazine on art, culture and civil society: a manifestation of a particular kind of hope.
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