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Rahim AlHaj And His Venerable Oud

LISTEN PODCAST – Originally aired on KUNM 89.9, August 23, 2014, 3:00pm

We travel through Rahim AlHaj poetic world with his powerful oud, one of civilization’s most ancient string instruments. 87 more words

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Over oud worden

Tijdens mijn laatste stage werkte ik met dames van 45-60 jaar oud. Het idee dat ik me oud zou voelen, werd hilarisch gevonden. Als twintiger ben je ‘een jong ding’. 516 more words


August 13th, 2014

Two weeks in and I’m still adjusting to this weekday shift. Today is Wednesday, so to us Westerners it’s really a Friday. You could tell by the way the students were celebrating: screaming Do-Re-Mi, jumping out of their chairs, clapping rhythms to a beat much faster than the ones we laid out. 629 more words


August 11th, 2014

Saturday is Monday, and Monday is the busiest day of the week. CCC in the morning, Askar camp in the afternoon, Arabic lessons in the evening, and oud with Nedal in the night. 267 more words


August 9th, 2014

Saturday shouldn’t feel Monday. It’s just not right.
Even though I slept over thirty hours this weekend, a.k.a. Thursday and Friday, I definitely didn’t get enough to be awake for morning music class with twenty eight year-olds. 1,159 more words