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Re: the Middle East

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 06 Nov 2017, 15:27

Moleskin wrote:I think the answer to John's question is "plenty, but we don't get exposed to much of it here in the Anglosphere", apart from the Israeli entry to Eurovision.


That’s what I suspected.

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Re: the Middle East

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Nov 2017, 15:28

Iranian new wave of cinema?

I'd heard very good things about various Iranian movies over the years but never got round to checking 'em out
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Re: the Middle East

Postby Belle Lettre » 06 Nov 2017, 15:30

Goat Boy wrote:Any good middle eastern pop bands?

Melechesh
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Postby Goat Boy » 06 Nov 2017, 15:31

Melechesh is an ethnically Assyrian and Armenian black metal and Mizrahi metal band


Right up my street!
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Goat Boy wrote:Iranian new wave of cinema?

I'd heard very good things about various Iranian movies over the years but never got round to checking 'em out


Yeah. And Iranian pop.

Iran might be the HOTBED
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Postby Moleskin » 06 Nov 2017, 15:32

Belle Lettre wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Any good middle eastern pop bands?

Melechesh

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:D Shadia Mansour
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Postby Moleskin » 06 Nov 2017, 15:33

Goat Boy wrote:Iranian new wave of cinema?

I'd heard very good things about various Iranian movies over the years but never got round to checking 'em out


The sort of thing Channel 4 and BBC2 might have shown in the 80s?
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Moleskin wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Iranian new wave of cinema?

I'd heard very good things about various Iranian movies over the years but never got round to checking 'em out


The sort of thing Channel 4 and BBC2 might have shown in the 80s?


The sorta thing Mark Cousins raves about

Iranian new wave filuuum took its inspiration from Italian neo realism of course...
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Re: the Middle East

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Goat Boy wrote:Iranian new wave of cinema?

I'd heard very good things about various Iranian movies over the years but never got round to checking 'em out


Yeah. And Iranian pop.

Iran might be the HOTBED


I seriously doubt it
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 06 Nov 2017, 15:50

Persian women.
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Uri Geller
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Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 06 Nov 2017, 16:08

He also considered a suit against IKEA over a furniture line featuring bent legs that was called the "Uri" line.

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Postby PENK » 06 Nov 2017, 16:09

Omar Sharif
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Postby Jimbo » 07 Nov 2017, 02:36

Aside from the shit storm its founding engendered and continues to stir up Israel has contributed mightily to the betterment of the world beyond the middle east.

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Re: the Middle East

Postby Jimbo » 07 Nov 2017, 08:01

Speaking of … What the fuck is going on in Saudia Arabia with two princes dead in the last 24 hours and nearly a dozen princes, and several other former and current officials arrested including one of the richest people in the world, Alwaleed bin Talal. Not to mention the Lebanese PM resigning in Saudi Arabia. http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/06/s ... ddle-east/
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Postby Nick » 07 Nov 2017, 09:52

Umm Kulthum
Ofra Haza
Amos Oz
Aharon Appelfeld
AB Yehoshua
Yasar Kemal (Turkish)

And if we're counting people from the wider MENA region, then Albert Camus of course!
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Jimbo wrote:Speaking of … What the fuck is going on in Saudia Arabia with two princes dead in the last 24 hours and nearly a dozen princes, and several other former and current officials arrested including one of the richest people in the world, Alwaleed bin Talal. Not to mention the Lebanese PM resigning in Saudi Arabia. http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/06/s ... ddle-east/


Crown Prince Mohammad is consolidating his position, prior to succeeding his father, King Salman, who is now 85 and won't be likely to be around too much longer.

When Mohammad becomes king, he'll be the first one in years not to be already pretty ancient when he takes the throne (he's currently 35). Given that Mohammad is likely to be on the throne for a long time, the view seems to be that he's getting rid of enemies and clearing out corrupt officials in good time.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 07 Nov 2017, 10:22

Nick wrote:Umm Kulthum
Ofra Haza
Amos Oz
Aharon Appelfeld
AB Yehoshua
Yasar Kemal (Turkish)

And if we're counting people from the wider MENA region, then Albert Camus of course!

Good one! And Fairuz
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Postby kewl klive » 07 Nov 2017, 10:53

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