I can tell you this podcasting thing isn’t easy. But I managed to put together episode 1 of MixUp Arabia. I got some encouraging comments and email from people who listened to my test episode of May 21. Keep the suggestions and comments coming.
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In this episode I talk about my recent visit to Aqaba, the tourism branding project we did there, Dubai, cut and paste urban development and a great, related article in Bidoun magazine (a great publication focusing on art and culture from the Middle East) by WORK ac, a NY based Lebanese/American architectural team, who, along with other architects ponder Dubai’s urban reality an d future.
There’s also music, again from Yazan Rousan, the Aqaba Folkrore troup and a little clip of from the 1950’s by the late Egyptian composer Mohammad Abdelwahab, one of the icons of Arabic music of the last century. I inserted this clip as a protest against the lack of good experimental Arabic music on the web!
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