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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…
A Conversation with Yemeni Musician Muhammad al-Hejri
Highlights

A Conversation with Yemeni Musician Muhammad al-Hejri

Historical hums There is oud playing in Yemen during celebrations and social occasions as well as at national…
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…
Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker
Art

Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker

What is music made of? This question has accompanied me since my early childhood. Who makes music? Who…
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…
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…
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,…
Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a
Art

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…
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