- published: 15 Jun 2014
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Me hanging out with Assad, his friend, and a girl we met in a nice coffee shop in Damascus, Syria
This man, Abu-Shaadi, is a "Hakawati", a Syrian storyteller. He performs here at the Al-Nofaraa Cafe, a well-known narghile (hubble-bubble) place in the Old City of Damascus. Although most tourists visiting Damascus would know this place from it's perfect location behind the Great Mosque, the clientele is, in the main, Damascene. It's a very user-friendly place, so, if you're passing, go in for a soft-drink, a coffee, or, indeed, a narghile. Oh, and say hello to Shaadi, the owner, from me.
The residents of Damascus are trying valiantly to maintain some sense of normality in their lives, amid the ongoing conflict in their country which has killed many thousands of people, and displaced millions more. When night falls, many Damascus residents lock themselves in their homes. But some venture outside to the city's cafes, bars and clubs, many of which have remained opened despite the war on their doorstep. "Every time we hear the sound of bombing it makes us feel so bad," said Titar Sahinian, a singer in the Roma cafe in the Old City of Damascus. "But as I said before, life is going on and we have to move on," she added. Roma Cafe is located in the heart of the historic Old Town of Damascus, renowned for its nightlife before the war, and in the evening the atmosphere here...
Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009. Despite the opening of western-style cafes in Damascus, the old coffee shops are still a favoured destination for those interested in the traditions of the old city. The Nawfara café, the oldest in Damascus, teems every night with people who come to listen to Abu Shadi, the storyteller. He recites the tales of historic heroes whose sagas adorn the cafés walls. The 100-year-old cafe has been a meeting place for revolutionaries, writers, critics and intellectuals in addition to the neighbourhoods elderly. It also attracts foreign tourists. More information about the IWPR Syria multimedia project: http://iwpr.net/windowonsyria This multimedia piece was produced during an ...
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