The Listening Party is an 'informal gathering to celebrate sounds and stories'.
The format of the event is simple - I’ve picked a few Dubai-based music lovers to share some of their favourite music and memories in a ‘presentation’ of some kind. The sounds on offer are varied, one presenter is sharing some of the Khaleeji music she grew up with, another will be sharing 45s and 78s picked up on digging trips to Brazil and Turkey. The only common thread is that all the presentations will feature music that has stirred up some kind of emotion in the presenters. (via discoballbreaker)
I will be one of the presenters at The Listening Party and I'm really looking forward to sharing songs I remember watching on TV in the late 1970s/early 1980s, along with my thoughts memories from this period. The music and clips will be a range of songs from Egyptian films to music from the Gulf region.
You can also expect to hear guitars and vocals of the indie variety from Justin Kramer, stories and sounds acquired from DJ Solo's travels around the world, Eastern European rarities from DJ Suhaid, music videos from Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Sydney and more from Johnny Ganta.
The line is up is being updated on discoballbreaker's blog, so watch that space to see what else is in store.
If you are in Dubai and into music, please do come along, it will be fun.
Date: Tuesday, 9th October 2012 at 7.30pm
Venue: Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Rd, Dubai (location map)
Phone: +9714 347 0209