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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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Music Monday - Republica

Republica: Tim Dorney, Saffron, Andy Todd (image from Gulf News)
This week's Music Monday is dedicated to Republica. Remember them? Described as a "techno-pop punk rock" band, they had two hits in the 1990s, Ready to Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Well, it turns out they will be performing in Dubai on 13th January at The Music Room (Majestic Hotel). Besides their two hits, I really have no idea what else will they sing. Their website has no updated information and I'm worried their set will comprise of various versions of their two songs. Which will probably be hilarious and weird.

Ready to Go is one of my favourite songs from the 1990s and always puts me in a good mood. I also remember loving lead singer Saffron's hairdo, but alas, my curly hair would never allow this slick look .

I'm contemplating going to their show, but will probably depend on my mood on the day. For now, I'm just happy to jump and sing along...

"It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing / On the rooftops having it / Baby I'm ready to go / I'm back and ready to go / From the rooftops shout it out, shout it out"




The Fridge Concert Series - Noush Like Sploosh

Noush Like Sploosh
will be playing at The Fridge this Monday, 17th May. The name alone makes me want to go to this gig. I've not heard of her before and after listening to some of her music online, I think we should expect a bit of a quirky and fun evening.

Noush Like Sploosh combines vaudevillian swing and sing-song lyrics that are filled with humour, sarcasm and a touch of heartfelt emotion. With a sultry voice that crosses into jazz, pop and spoken word, she works with multiple instruments including the guitar, harmonica, a music box and percussion.

Event details
Date: Monday, 17th May at 8pm
Ticket: Dhs 50
Location: The Fridge, Al Quoz (location map)
Phone: +971 4 347 7793