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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

Mahmovies! at thejamjar: Sita Sings the Blues and Camp Ka Champ

The third week of Mahmovies! Music for the Eyes will be very special. A delightful animated musical and a live performance by an unknown but talented group of competition winners from a singing competition called Western Union Camp Ka Champ (Champ of the Camp) held at the various Dubai labour camps. You must not miss this one, it will break down a lot of barriers.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

Review: Let's Get Lost and People Playing Music

Back from another great music and movie night. This evening's Mahmovies! night started with a 10 minute teaser trailer of Mahmoud Kaabour's (the man behind Mahmovies!) latest documentary feature Teta Alf Marra (Grandma 1000 times) accompanied by Kaabour's spoken words and live music. The documentary is about Kaabour's Grandmother in Beirut and it looks like it's a very endearing and touching film. Can't wait to see it when it is released.

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Sunday
Feb072010

Die Antwoord

I am intrigued by this band from Cape Town. I've been listening to their music for the past few days and reading what I can about them.

I am not very familiar with Cape Town street/gang culture, so I'm not entirely sure if the members of Die Antwoord are a bunch of ghetto freaks or ghetto freaks wannabes.

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Sunday
Feb072010

The Clinic - new music series

The Clinic is a concept which aims to bring back music that seems to have been taken away from the music fans in Dubai of late - a mix of styles in a comfortable atmosphere. I miss those nights (remember iBO?) and glad to see some a series of different and relaxed music nights are back on the scene.

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Sunday
Feb072010

Art Sawa - Master Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Art Sawa gallery located in Al Quoz, Dubai is screening Alfred Hitchcock movies every Monday for the next few weeks.

Dates:
08th Feb - Rear Window
15th Feb - Vertigo
22th Feb - North by Northwest
01st Mar - The Birds

Time: 8.00pm -10.00pm

Free entrance. Book your seat: send an email to workshop@artsawa.com or call +9714-3408660

  

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Sunday
Feb072010

Fuerza Bruta - Look Up

 

This show looks AMAZING! If you've seen it before, I am very jealous of you. Someone please bring this show to Dubai!

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Sunday
Feb072010

The Swell Season - Low Rising 

I love the music by the Swell Season. I think they bring so much joy to people. On my wish list this year is to to watch them live. Fingers crossed...

www.theswellseason.com

Saturday
Feb062010

Urban Tranquility by Mungkey

Video Montage: Urban Tranquility - Abu Dhabi, UAE (Canon EOS 7D) from mungkey on Vimeo.

I love watching videos capturing moments from a city, and this is one from Abu Dhabi filmed by Mungkey, an Abu Dhabi resident. It's his first time with a video camera and I think he's done a good job.

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Saturday
Feb062010

Neill Blomkamp at TEDx Vancouver

I loved District 9 and Neill Blomkamp, so I am delighted to find this talk he made at TEDx Vancouver last November.

His talk isn't about the film, but about a subject related to the film, extraterrestrials and life on other planets.

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Saturday
Feb062010

Pan Pa Tim



Pan Pa Tim is a show performed by the Primate Theatrical Percussion of Venezuela. It is a theatrical show that combines music, dance and rhythm. It follows the plight of Tim, a percussionist trying to hold down a regular paid job in an office - without his natural desire to create rhythm taking over.

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