Interviews

Is this tribute band as iconic as the real Led Zeppelin?

Is this tribute band as iconic as the real Led Zeppelin?

Replicating the music of a band as iconic as Led Zeppelin is no easy feat. But that’s exactly what four-piece group CODA has been doing for years. As the troupe prepares for its performance in Abu Dhabi on 25th April, …

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How this pianist discovered her love for music

How this pianist discovered her love for music

Renowned for her interpretation of works by 18th century Austrian composer Franz Schubert, pianist Ran Jia has made a name for herself for her extraordinary talent. As the musician prepares for her solo piano recital as part of Abu Dhabi …

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This kitchen artist really knows how to keep cool

This kitchen artist really knows how to keep cool

Some chefs have a passion for presentation, others for pushing the boundaries with ingredients and flavours. For chef Sampath Asela, chef artist at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, it’s a passion and talent for ice carving that sets him apart. The …

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This young eco-warrior is out to change the world

This young eco-warrior is out to change the world

Even at the tender age of 13, student Uma and her classmates at Sunrise English Private School are determined to make a positive impact on the environment through their eco club. Following the club’s recent win of the Jane Goodall …

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This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

When it kicked off in 2012, Rooftop Rhythms ushered in a new flavour of poetry and influenced an entire genre. Now as the event celebrates its seventh season, there’s no doubt the spoken word movement is still gaining momentum in …

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These creative sisters could change your life

These creative sisters could change your life

These sisters are using artistic freedom to encourage you to look at life from a new perspective and let your creativity do the talking. “These days, we all experience our lives at arm’s length, living through the lens of our …

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Get to know the man behind this exciting pet event

Get to know the man behind this exciting pet event

Passionate about animals – his menagerie comprises nine dogs and 20 cats – Shree Nair wanted to give the community a platform for celebrating their furry friends, socialising with fellow pet owners and learning more about animals. As Abu Dhabi …

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Life was the inspiration for this creative venture

Life was the inspiration for this creative venture

After conquering her own battles with mental and physical health, Suzi Curtis decided to use her art to empower other women through activewear brand Kymoo Sport. Features writer Tamara Clarke talks with Suzi about combining art and apparel and giving …

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It’s all about inclusion for this inspiring designer

It’s all about inclusion for this inspiring designer

Following an injury that left her temporarily paralysed, Asiya Rafiq became inspired to help improve the livelihood of people of determination by making modest clothing that’s comfortable and fashionable. Online editor Colin Armstrong talks with Asiya about why it’s important …

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Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

The world premiere of a locally commissioned music project celebrates Emirati heritage and its global influence. Music is a powerful tool – and when it comes to understanding our past and celebrating heritage, it’s a unique way of sharing our …

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