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Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!
Culture

Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!

A short biography[1] The well-known poet Muhammad Abdulbari al-Futaih (d. 2013) is one of the Yemeni poets who established the…
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 had a…
Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji
Culture

Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji

When Muhammad Murshid Naji (1929 – 2013) died, news of his passing was painful for the Yemeni people, who saw…
Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a
Gender & Civil Society

Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a

“When words end, music goes on.” This is how one feels entering the hall of the Cultural Center in Sana’a…
Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?
Culture

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…
Hadrami Music Takes To The Global Stage
Creative Visuals

Hadrami Music Takes To The Global Stage

Last month, the Malaysian Opera House Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur presented its audience with a special performance by the…
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 known. 
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