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Learn how to play this ancient instrument

Learn how to play this ancient instrument

More than just a musical instrument, the oud has endured the passage of time and has played an important role in Middle Eastern civilisation.  Writer Ferdinand Godinez heads to the house of oud in an effort to discover the instrument’s …

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This amazing musician has played for Sheikh Zayed

This amazing musician has played for Sheikh Zayed

As the UAE’s first Emirati female composer, Eman Al Hashimi has already performed for Sheikh Zayed, among other achievements. We sit down with her to talk about spreading hope and creating a musical footprint in the UAE Tell us about …

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A fan of classical music? We chat with seasoned conductor James Gaffigan

A fan of classical music? We chat with seasoned conductor James Gaffigan

  As he prepares to open the 2017/2018 season of Abu Dhabi Classics with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Gaffigan takes five minutes to talk to us about the relevance of classical music today and the role of an …

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Ten ways to lift your spirits this week

Ten ways to lift your spirits this week

Whether it’s work stress or counting down the hours until you get to hang out with your friends again, there’s no reason to live for the weekend. There’s a host of activities and events for adults, kids and families this …

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New vision sees academy preserving musical heritage

New vision sees academy preserving musical heritage

Culture extends far beyond the clothes we wear and food we eat. Putting the spotlight on traditional Arabic music, local academy Bait Al Oud has launched a new vision for establishing the centre as a key player in teaching the …

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Introducing the next generation of exciting musicians

Introducing the next generation of exciting musicians

From concerts featuring international artists to classical acts, the capital is brimming with music events year round. But there’s also a noticeable void when it comes to platforms for youngsters here to showcase their talents. This serves as the seed …

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