Monday, May 22, 2017
Pianist Jonathan Batiste refers to the music he plays as social music – music that creates an atmosphere that brings people together for a good time. Well the concept of ‘social music’ appears to be a popular one judging by the number of people flocking to Jazz at Lincoln Center…

Review: DFI Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Opening Night

  • Wednesday, 27 November 2013 13:28
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Qatar’s newest festival, Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal Youth Film Festival, opened on 26 November amid a flourish of celebrity faces from the Arabic film fraternity, and a host of other dignitaries from government ministries and from a number of embassies.   There was the ubiquitous ‘red carpet’, a Gala Dinner,…
When you go to watch jazz, there’s always a risk that you’re going to be in for a night where those on stage will be having a better time than you are. Jazz can be complex, technical and incredibly introspective. Unless you’re a jazz aficionado armed with an encyclopedic knowledge…

Review: Cirque du Soleil enchants Doha with Dralion

  • Sunday, 22 September 2013 22:36
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Night after night, the performers of Cirque Du Soleil’s Dralion perform a selection of gravity-defying acts. But despite performing the same routines, there’s nothing routine about the performance that is rightly thrilling crowds at Doha’s Aspire Dome. The setting, in the corner of a sports hall, doesn’t exactly help create…
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) launched their 2013-14 season of concerts on 21 September with an evening of music that took on a celebratory air, at the Opera House, Katara Cultural Village. The evening also marked the first time that rising star Han-Na Chang had conducted the orchestra in her capacity…

Review: Tom Jones live in Doha

  • Wednesday, 18 September 2013 22:59
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Sir Tom Jones is 73 years old – but someone clearly forgot to tell him. On Tuesday 17 September he took to the stage – admittedly, he was 45 minutes late, and looked a little over dressed in a black suit and black long-sleeved t-shirt – and launched into a…

Review: Rest Upon The Wind

  • Friday, 13 September 2013 19:29
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Rest Upon The Wind opens with talk of unrest in Egypt and Syria. But despite a sadly all-too-familiar reference, this original stage play by Nadim Sawalha is not set in the present, rather it is set in the early decades of the 20th Century. It focuses on acclaimed Lebanese poet,…

Review: ‘Light Calligraphy Show’ at Katara

  • Friday, 26 July 2013 14:02
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Although French artist Julien Breton didn’t invent the concept of using a very slow exposure to take a photograph of swirling calligraphic images created by the careful waving around bars of light – at the start of his show at Katara Cultural Village he showed an image of Pablo Picasso…
A beautiful exhibition of photographic art brings forth the spirit of the Holy Month     In its photographic celebration of Ramadan, Qatar Photographic Society has reached out to its members in order to put together a selection of pictures that depict the spirit of the Holy Month. While there…

Review: World Press Photo 13 Exhibition

  • Saturday, 25 May 2013 18:50
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According to Santiago Lyon, Chair of the World Press Photo 13 jury, photojournalism at its very best should "reach your head, your heart and your stomach". The winning photographs of what has become the world's most important annual photojournalism competition do exactly this. This prestigious competition saw 103,481 entries whittled…

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  • Nawal Al Mannai Exhibition +

    Artist’s words: It is difficult to choose a topic for a painting as I get Read More
  • Handcrafts Workshops and Outdoor Market +

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