A musical Portrait by: Valentina Maria Baginska @ DAI

I know it is late since I went to Dar Al- Athar Al- Islamiya’s musical night couple of weeks ago, but I really have to talk about this one. I will say that I was shocked at the beginning for the kind of music produced as I went there with no knowledge at all about the kind of music that I will be listening to. But Valentina Maria Baginska, was able to produce a whole orchestra by herself.

Maestro Valentina Maria Baginska is a mature European artist with international achievements as a concert organist, pianist, choir and orchestra conductor, music professor, juror, lecturer and impresario.

So what do you expect? The pieces she played were composed by Marian Sawa who was a remarkable personality in the history of Polish music. I cannot  deny that this kind of music was very new and modern to me, at some points I felt I was inside a church in Europe. However,  some pieces seemed familiar, where other were extremely violent like ‘Ecce Lugnum Crucis’

Maestro  Baginska is a very lovable character, you can feel that she’s playing from her soul. Each piece was described by her son (who you can see him in the picture above).

It was a new experience and such a  refreshing night

I recorded this humble bad quality video (sorry for that) and I know that you will have to turn your heads and bother yourself if you want to enjoy it (sorry again) but all I cared about then is the music, you have to choose between enjoying the music or recording a video, and you know my choice already! So tell me, what do you think?

This is another interesting video I found on youtube. I hope you will enjoy it.

The Palestinian Cultural Exhibition – Coverage

I posted about the Palestinian Cultural Exhibition earlier hoping many of you who can make it to come. The exhibition was held by the Palestinian Cultural Center in Bayt Lothan in Salmiya. The Palestinian cultural center was founded here in Kuwait in 1965 to support the Palestinian women and to preserve the Palestinian heritage as a mean of maintaining the Palestinian cultural Identity. The various rooms of Bayt Lothan hosted many cultural and hand made artifacts starting from the famous Palestinian olives to embroidered traditional dresses. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures of those artifacts. However, I will be sharing other interesting pictures with you.

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