Take things easy.
Never move quickly.
Stop and think.
These are the rules for avoiding trouble while in space, in Arthur C. Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
I think they work fine for those of us bound to the land, too.
Take things easy. Never move quickly. Stop and think.
I went to the Dozan o Awtar performance at the Rainbow Theatre this weekend with absolutely no expectations. As I was not familiar with their style of performing, I assumed that I would enjoy my time but didn’t expect to be wooed away.
But then they started singing. And my heart felt something strange: sheer joy.
Founded by Shireen Abu-Khader in 2002, Dozan wa Awtar experiments with Arabic choral music and performing arts projects like the “Dum Dum Tak” show I attended. This particular performance was a sweet and simple celebration of our culture, and we were laughing all throughout.
It’s crazy, but I still feel good and light from the show three days on.
Here are some videos:
Um Khalthoum’s “Inta 3omri” redone by Dozan wa Awtar:
A brilliant performance of “يا عاشقة الورد “:
:”طالعة من بيت ابوها”
“They Say When You Marry in June”:
Selection of Arabic Music:
When a Jordanian visits Italy:
Kudos to the team for such a brilliant performance. I encourage everyone to try to catch their next event as really, it is something to see.
You can stay updated with their events on their Facebook page.
Related: Other Music from the Arab World
Jordanian Band Torabyeh: Ghorbah
Alaa Wardi: Gash3arteeni Lama 7akeiti…
JadaL – Bye Bye 3azizi جدل – باي باي عزيزي
Alaa Wardi’s Latest: Wenti Mastaneti
Akher Zapheer: The end of it is a melancholy tune – اخرتو لحن حزين
Risalet Salam – JEEL (Music Video) رسالة سلام – جيل
Bath Bayakha: Ahlan Ramadan
Good Jordanian Musician: Alaa Wardi
Tareq Abu Kwaik and Alfar3i
El-Fer3i: Asafir Al Houla
El-Morabba3: Painfully Genius Jordanian Music That Hurts Where it Hurts Most
Brilliant and Uplifting Performance That Makes You Feel Like Not All Hope is Lost