30 January, 2015

TEDx event, Mukalla, Hadhramaut

TEDx Mukalla (تيدكس المكلا)
On the 15th of this month, between 9.00 AM and 8.00 PM - a TEDx organized event was for the first time held  at the Belfageeh Cultural Center, in Mukalla, Hadhramout. Attended by several dignitaries, both local and international (foremost: Sheikh Abdullah Ahmed Bugshan) --- there were several performers, including artists, musicians and others. In spite of all the turbulence that Yemen has been facing, in the past few weeks in particular -- it's a testament of how peaceful and organized the Hadharem can be, for such an international event to be successfully organized and held.

Wax On Crew, Mukalla (واكس أون كرو, المكلا)
During the preliminary organizing of the event, several performers, artists and other young, gifted Hadhramis participated. One of whom was the very popular hip-hop team: Wax On Crew.  Watch the superb video (prepared by the very gifted and talented: Muneer Bahaddad منير باحداد) in preparation for the event.

Wax On Crew, Mukalla (واكس أون كرو, المكلا)
TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". It started in 1984 in Silicon Valley, California, has since gone global; and has been held in many other parts of the world. And now, for the first time, it has been held in Mukalla. (More on TEDx: Wikipedia)

Mahfoodh Bamasood (محفوظ بامسعود)
Hadhramout has many gifted and talented young people; all they need to thrive, are opportunities, the right conditions and environment. Above, the very well known graffiti artist: Mahfoodh Bamasood.

Abdullah Bath'haan (عبدالله باطحان)
Presently, it is very frustrating and discouraging for young, gifted people to be in Hadhramaut. Very few, if any, get the break to apply what they know or have. Most of those who can, simply migrate to other countries. Above, one of the most gifted inventors in Mukalla: Abdullah Bath'haan. Very hopefully, Hadhramawt will have peace and stability; and allow its people, especially the young --- to flourish and prosper.

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