(Iraq, 1975) has played guitar and oud since childhood and grew up with Kurdish music. He studied music in Baghdad. In Jordan, he taught at a music school. He played in the band 'Al-Nagam-Alasil, which performed regularly at festivals in Amman and Zerkah. In the Netherlands, he has performed at festivals and venues including Rasa, Paradiso, the Dunya festival and the Global Village festival and on Radio 4 & 6.(WN 2019)
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Writer-poet Rodaan al Galidi and musician Monir Goran performed together in this musical-literary programme. Al Galidi talked about and read from his novel Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg (How I Developed a Talent for Life) and his new poetry collection Neem de titel serieus (Take the Title Seriously). Goran played some of his own compositions on the oud. Publisher Jurgen Maas provided an introduction.
There's nothing better than telling one another stories in these times of selfies and Snapchat! World Stories has now become a beautiful tradition at the Dakota Theatre. This time around, the focus was on what you're wearing! Tell us the story connected with your outfit.
Three Winternachten festival guests came to the Dakota Theatre to tell their stories. Flemish poet Charlotte Van den Broeck performed twice already during the Night of Poetry in Utrecht, and her collection Nachtroer (Night Rudder) has been nominated for the VSB Poetry Award. Poet and writer Rodaan Al Galidi interpreted this theme together with oud and guitar player Monir Goran.
And, of course, Escamp locals as well as Haagse Hogeschool students told stories about what they're wearing. Host Francis Broekhuijsen sent a warm invitation your way! A programme in Dutch - for English storytelling, join 'World Storytelling in ISS'.