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Inspiration through conversation.

I had the opportunity to talk to Noush Like Sploosh several weeks back and her words are still echoing in my mind. I speak to many artists through what I do on DubaiEye and they are all very interesting but Noush had something more going on. What I came away from our conversation was a new level of […]

Do you have a book in you?

Do you have the creative energy to write a book? Have you started to write your story and stopped? I had the opportunity to speak to Dedra Stevenson about her latest book, it will scare the pants off you, and learn a bit more about creative process. Inspiring, entertaining and informative is a conversation with […]

The Dubai Music Industry

  My interest in the workings of cultural industries started well before grad school. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Canada to the UAE and from one industrial environment to another. What has not changed is the fact that cultural industries are one of the most cherished by nations and the most […]

A conversation and the music of Kamal Musallam

I had the pleasure of speaking to Kamal Musallum, about his music and more and Kamal was easily one of the most interesting musical artists I have ever spoken to. Take a look at this video to get an idea who I am talking about and pay attention to the tune, there is a quiz later! […]

What is it about litter?

It is hard to understand why so many people continue to litter today. The reality that we are drowning in litter is undeniable. Here are some articles that drive home how big the litter issue is. http://www.litteritcostsyou.org/9-interesting-facts-and-statistics-about-littering/ http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/wordwide-litter-stats http://7days.ae/turn-tide%E2%80%88clear-trash-beach/92601 http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/environment/dubai-municipality-cracks-down-on-littering-1.1308149 http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/50-per-cent-of-camels-deaths-caused-by-litter-in-uae http://7days.ae/eco-group-hits-out-at-litterbugs-in-the-uae The Podcast on Litter From Nightline.  

Need Some Local Music?

With Triplew.me in a holding pattern, as far as new content goes, I have teamed up with Joshua Williams to bring you new music from local recording artists in Dubai and the Middle East. This week we have 4 fantastic artists to share. As Per Casper, The Boxtones, Chris Thomas and Vandalye. Click to Listen to the Podcast. […]

Essential Middle East Music Education

I am very lucky that on a weekly basis I have the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with musical pioneers in the UAE and even play some of their music. And not only do I get to meet these amazing musicians but I get to play their music on Nightline! As always I pinch myself because DubaiEye is […]

This is the Indie Music of the week club!

As you may or may not know I spend an hour each week talking about and playing indie music from the Middle East with Paul and Adam from www.triplew.me. I call this the music of the week club. This is part 2 of the best tunes of the year so far! Last week’s tunes. AhmadFarah_Habeeb […]

Keeping people in their jobs!

The big elephant in the corner of many establishments is employee retention. Some employers get the matrix necessary to keep people happy, many don’t. Yes there is a financial element to keeping employees happy BUT there is also a little of the good old appreciation. Too often today employers are using bullying and a fragile […]

Music of the week club.

Every week I produce and present 6 hours of radio on DubaiEye and there is never a dull moment. The ME Indie Jukebox Show with TriplewME is an hour of infotainment and simply great music. This week we record-setting artists and world radio premiers AGAIN! The playlist. Alaa Wardi_Evolution of Arabic Music Interbellum – Brian Wilson Interbellum – […]

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