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A podcast about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Thursday
Aug112016

Summer Series - Let's Go Surfing by The Drums



Wake up, it's a beautiful morning
Honey, while the stars are still shining
Wake up, would you like to go with me
Honey, take a run down to the beach

Oh momma, I wanna go surfin'
Oh momma, I don't care about nothing

 

 

Wednesday
Aug102016

Summer Series - Club Tropicana by Wham!

 

The video for Club Tropicana is wonderfully cheesy.

 

Tuesday
Aug092016

Summer Series - My Friend Has a Swimming Pool by Mausi

 

This is a fun song and video.

 


www.facebook.com/wearemausi


Monday
Aug082016

Summer Series - Se a vida é (That's the way life is) by Pet Shop Boys


One of my favourite summer songs by one of my favourite bands. This song and video brings me so much joy.

 

Come outside and see
a brand new day
The troubles in your mind
will blow away
It's easy to believe
they're here to stay
but you won't find them
standing in your way

Se a vida é I love you
Come outside and feel the morning sun
Se a vida é I love you
Life is much more simple when you're young
Come on, essa vida é
That's the way life is
That's the way life is

 

 

 

www.petshopboys.co.uk

Sunday
Aug072016

Summer Series - Abee Fawq Al Shajara / My Father Is Up the Tree

 

أبي فوق الشجرة / Abee Fawq Al Shajara (My Father Is Up the Tree) is the quintessential Egyptian summer film from 1968, directed by Hussain Kamal and starring  Abdel Halim Hafez, Nadia Lutfi and Mervat Amin.

The film follows Adel (Abdel Halim Hafez) and his friends on a summer break in Alexandria, Egypt. Whilst on vacation, he attempts to spend some alone time with his girlfriend Amal (Mervat Amin), but being the good, well behaved girl that she is, she keeps refusing. Adel then meets and falls for  Firdaus (Nadia Lutfi), a nightclub belly dancer and a woman older than him. They have an affair together and during this affair, they go to Beirut for a break together where she has a dancing gig. I won't explain what happens in the rest of the film, but it will include heartache and betrayal.

But for now, I'd like you to watch this scene from the film with Adel and Firdaus in Beirut - what is basically a video clip for Abdel Halim's song جانا الهوا / Gana Al Hawa (The Wind Has Come to Us).

The tanned bodies, passionate kisses, dancing, hillside picnics, swimming pools and boat rides, it's all in this clip.

 

Saturday
Aug062016

Summer Series - Ice Cream


What is summer without ice cream? 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Aug052016

Summer Series - Mediterraneo by Leonardo Dalessandri

A tribute to the Mediterranean Sea by Leonardo Dalessandri, filmed in Puglia, Italy in the summer of 2011.

 

 

www.vimeo.com/leonardodalessandri

Thursday
Aug042016

Summer Series - Summer by Martynas Kundrotas


Summer by Martynas Kundrotas
feels very contemplative. Stop and smell the sea breeze.

 

 

www.vimeo.com/mkundrotas
www.twitter.com/mkundrotas

Wednesday
Aug032016

Summer Series - Warm. Summer. Breezes. by Terence Connors

Tuesday
Aug022016

Summer Series - June, July, August

 

Mark Mazur's videos June, July and August capture the feelings of those months (in the Northern Hemisphere).

 

 

 

 

www.vimeo.com/markmazur
www.markmazur.com