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Fatima Al Qadiri makes it into The Guardian


Fatima Al Qadiri is a multi-talented Kuwaiti artist and musician whom I’ve posted about a number of times before. Her latest project, the underground dance supergroup Future Brown were featured in The Guardian a couple of days back which is pretty cool and then last night they performed in Hackney, London as well. Check out the article as well as one of her tracks [Here]

23 replies on “Fatima Al Qadiri makes it into The Guardian”

Enjoy it all you want, but don’t you dare tell me to tone it down. Its my opinion. The fact that you don’t like is your problem, not mine.

I never said you can’t state an opinion, but saying something like “This is such a pile of shit.” adds nothing of value. There are hundreds of intelligent ways you can state an opinion without indirectly insulting people.

Good for her, but I personally don’t like it. And before people think it’s a “Kuwaitis being closeminded” thing one of her albums was posted on a music sharing site I go to and all of the commenters (mostly american, mostly into a lot of weird music) didn’t like it and were actually angry that Boomkat gave “Album of the week to this terrible thing”

Kuwaitis are the least close-minded people in the Arabian Peninsula.

Can a Qatari women or Emirati women do what this girl is doing?

I’m so proud of my people ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s so funny? You’re probably not from the Arabian Peninsula so you don’t understand.

Just because alcohol is legal in UAE/Qatar/Bahrain/Oman doesn’t mean Emiratis, Qataris, Bahrainis and Omanis are more open-minded than Kuwaitis because UAE/Qatar/Bahrain/Oman aren’t democracies at all and the undemocratic governments of those countries are the ones legalizing alcohol and strip clubs.

The vast majority of Emirati people, Qataris, Bahrainis and Omanis don’t support legal booze, but the problem is Oman/Bahrain/Qatar/UAE have less oil than Kuwait so they’re in desperate need of economic diversification quickly.

Bahrian has the least oil in the Gulf, so Bahrain has legal booze, legal night clubs and legal bars. Oman has limited oil resources too, so alcohol is legal but the reality is 99.9% of Omani women are covered in black from head-to-toe. UAE and Qatar have less oil than Kuwait so they’re trying to diversify quickly.

Emiratis, Omanis and Qataris are very, very ultra-conservative and religious people, their local women are almost entirely covered in black abaya.

In native Emirati, Omani and Qatari societies, it’s not socially acceptable and common for local women to wear jeans/other Western-style clothing in public. In native Kuwaiti society, it’s socially acceptable for native women to wear Western-style clothing and it’s very common to see Kuwaiti women who don’t wear black abaya.

If UAE and Qatar had more oil than Kuwait, alcohol would be illegal in those countries.

Anyway, you’re probably not from the Arabian Peninsula so you don’t understand. The prohibition of alcohol in Kuwait doesn’t indicate how religious/irreligious the indigenous people are.

It’s widely acknowledged, among native Gulf people, that Kuwaitis are the least close-minded and least religious in the Arabian Peninsula.

I was expecting something completely terrible based on the comments, but the music isn’t bad. Heavily influenced by London sounds but it’d be great if they broke out of that typical London club sound a bit.

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