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  1. The Founders of Bahraini Sawt Music: Mohamed Bin Fares and Dhahi Bin Walid

    Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer Mohamed Bin Fares and Dhahi Bin Walid are regarded as the founders of the traditional ...


  2. Interlocking Patterns Meet Arabic Poetry: Musical Genres in the Upper Gulf Region

    Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer The people of the upper Gulf coast have created a rich and multifaceted musical culture. ...


  3. A Rich Culture Expressed in Music- Musical Instruments in The Upper Gulf Region

    Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer The music of the upper Gulf region is well known for its intricate rhythms, hand-clapping ...


  4. The Cradle of Arabic Sawt Music: The Early Musician Generations in Kuwait

    Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer Who were the founders of traditional ṣawt music and why did their musical journey ...


  5. Fann Al-Baḥri – The Great Art of the Sea

    Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer The extremely difficult and elaborate work of sailing ships and boats for pearl-diving ...


  6. Crime or Punishment? The Cruel Death of a Sailor at Bushire in 1820

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library The death of an African sailor who had been severely flogged for attempted desertion, exposes the ...


  7. Gwadar: the Sultan’s Possession

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library Gwadar was an enclave of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman for nearly 200 years, but records show ...


  8. Guns ‘n’ Seals: An Unusual Seal indicates Cultural Influences in Dubai in 1910

    Catherine Hodgkinson Archival Specialist, British Library An Islamic seal with an unusual bird design appears on a witness statement delivered by the ...


  9. The Forgotten War against Locusts that Helped Win the War

    John Hayhurst Gulf History Specialist, British Library During WWII food shortages in the Middle East caused by locust swarms were tackled by a largely ...


  10. The British Library: How Many Institutions Became One

    Dr Jo Wright Content Development Curator, British Library A vast range of material that spans several thousand years, including a large collection of ...


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