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Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

BUSAN: Few cities in the world can boast of a cultural program for October as appealing as the one listed by Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city. On October 1-2, the Busan Rock Festival, Korea’s largest rock festival, returns after three years for performances at Samnak Eco Park. The multiple-award winners BTS are on their way […]

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on September 15, 2022 at the IBK Chamber Hall of the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. Lyric coloratara Soprano Yang, an assistant professor of the Division of Music at Ewha Womans University, will be performing famous […]

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan has celebrated with great pride the komuz, a three-stringed musical instrument that has become a national icon venerated by leaders and people with a day – September 9 – dedicated to it. “The Komuz is the pride of our national culture, a special symbol of folk art,” President Sadyr Zhaparov said in his congratulations […]

First International Poetry Festival in Naoussa

First International Poetry Festival in Naoussa

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association NAOUSSA: Under the auspices of the Municipality of the Heroic City of Naoussa and organized by the “Association of the Conservatory of Naoussa” together with the “Movement for Arts and Poetry” will be held the 1st International Poetry Festival of Naoussa on September 2- 4, 2022 in the […]

Rakoda Asian Film Festival honors Indian director Satyajit Rai

Rakoda Asian Film Festival honors Indian director Satyajit Rai

  By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: The management of the Rakoda Asian Film Festival announced the honoring of the late Indian director Satyajt Rai, whose centenary is celebrated by the Indian and international artistic community, which falls in 2021, and was postponed due to the Corona pandemic until this year. Imad Al-Nuwairi, […]

Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

BUSAN: Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon has proposed allowing the members of K-pop superband BTS to replace their military duties with alternative service as public relations ambassadors for the city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo, officials said Thursday. The government formally appointed the septet last month as a PR ambassador in charge of promoting […]

Lebanese Star Madeleine Tabar, Jury Member of the Rakoda Asian Film Festival

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalist Association CAIRO: Actress Madeleine Tabar is a jury member of the Rakoda Asian Film Festival in its first session, joining Omani director Khaled Al Zadjali, Kuwaiti director Habib Hussein, Egyptian director Dina Abdel Salam, writer, novelist and poet Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, and film critic Mohamed Kamal Mubarak. Madeleine who holds […]

Silk Road Literature Serie’s “Arabian Nights, World Poems” digitally published in two parts

Silk Road Literature Serie’s “Arabian Nights, World Poems” digitally published in two parts

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: The new edition of the Silk Road Literature Series ANTHOLOGY “Arabian Nights, World Poems” has been digitally published in two parts, to cover the contributions of 156 poets from more than 40 and 15 languages. Poems are written in different languages including Arabic, Russian, English, French, Italian, German, […]

Nomad fashion highlighted at world festival in Kyrgyzstan’s Cholpon-Ata

Nomad fashion highlighted at world festival in Kyrgyzstan’s Cholpon-Ata

CHOLPON-ATA: The third edition of the World Nomad Fashion festival in Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, a special platform to celebrate and popularize traditional knowledge, culture and clothing history, has concluded on a high note. The festival at the Rukh-Ordo cultural center was attended by famous designers, artisans and specialists in the fashion industry from about 20 countries. […]

The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass

By Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine – Iran Just a little spark In the neighbor galaxy It was me Who lost my way to the milky way And found my wings on the earth Dusty, bloody and thorn   I am not aware of the location This body takes the weight of […]

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