Yemen

Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Yemen’s ancient civilizations were widely recognized and were always significant. Historians recall the distinctive culture, kingdoms, and myths. Its early…
Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

If the author of the book Madinat Taiz al-Ghosn al-Nadhir fi Doha al-Tarikh al-Arabi (The City of Taiz: A Mild…
Ya Matar Wa Amtor Osama Khaled ft. Ammar Zayed

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 villages and…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

When books on Arab heritage discuss medical schools from the pre-Islamic era, we find that they mention in detail the…
Youth Volunteering Initiatives in Taiz: Snapshots of Civil Resistance Against Destruction

Youth Volunteering Initiatives in Taiz: Snapshots of Civil Resistance Against Destruction

The absence of state institutions in Taiz in recent years has created a massive gap in people’s lives, especially at…
Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker

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 tames it,…
“I Wish I Was Still Young”: Sana’a in the Eyes of Najmia

“I Wish I Was Still Young”: Sana’a in the Eyes of Najmia

“I wish I was still young, and that I had never grown up.”   This is how she started her…
The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

  There is a Yemeni poet from pre-Islamic times, considered to be one of the first poets, who is famous…
Abdulrahman al-Amri: The Bulbul of the Sana’ani Chanting Art

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 the voice…
Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

  Ezzadeen Mohammed stands every morning by the Grand Gate in Taiz city, south west Yemen. He carefully lines up…
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