Work & media

Clients
MeraliArt, London, UK
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria
Center for Islamic Pluralism, Washington, US

Relax & Shiatsu Qi, Heerde, Netherlands
Sonja Muller Consultancy, Hollandscheveld, Netherlands
Indian Film Festival The Hague, Netherlands
Refresh Events| Stichting El Hizjra | Stichting IPI | Najib Foundation | Fyousion Consultancy | Perdu, all Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publications & (book) translations
– Dutch translation of Spy Princess – The Life of Noor Inayat Khan by the British/Indian author Shrabani Basu, Dutch title ‘Nachttrein naar Dachau – Vrijheid en verzet in het leven van Noor Inayat Khan’ (release 2017)
– … (Radicaal Schrijven 2016), El Hizjra, Spring 2017, ISBN …
De kleur geel (El Hizjra Literatuurprijs 2013-2015), El Hizjra & Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas, Summer 2016, ISBN 978-94-9192-122-3
Vreemd op eigen bodem (Writers Connected 2015), El Hizjra & Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas, ISBN 978-94-9192-126-1, Spring 2016
Fragile Hands (edited by Shaheen Merali), Die Angewandte, ISBN 978-3-9503563-4-2, Spring 2014
– English translation of Dutch press releases by request of Stephen S. Schwartz, director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism (Washington, USA) in print and  Kindle publication

Interviews/ (interview) articles
– Olcay Bayır, Turkish-Kurdish singer (London, UK), 2014 EN
– Tajdar Junaid, Indian film music composer/musician (Kolkata, India), 2014 EN
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story (UPF, 2014) film documentary about the American-Indian WWII heroine Noor Inayat Khan, NL & EN, 2014
– Stefan Turk, Slovenian artist/ illustrator (Triëste, Slovenië), 2014, NL & EN
– Coke Studio Pakistan, Pakistan traditionals/ pop fusion, 2013, NL & EN
– Tariq Shadid aka Doc Jazz, Palestinian surgeon/musical activist/writer (Dubai, UAE), 2013, NL & EN
– Karsu, Dutch-Turkish singer/pianist (Amsterdam, NL), 2013,  NL & EN
– Natacha Atlas, British/Palestinian singer (London, UK, by request of the Dutch Muslim Broadcasting Company (NMO, abolished in 2010), 2009
– Said Hafidh, blind Egyptian vocalist (Cairo, Egypt), 2008, NL
– Aygun Baylar, Uzbek mugam singer (Baku, Azerbeidjan), 2008, NL
– Hamid El Kesri, Maroccan gnaawa maestro (Ksar El Kabir, Marocco), 2008
Shaikh-ul-Mashaik Mahmood Khan Youskine,Dutch- Indian historian and Sufi expert (The Hague, NL), 2007
– Paul Ameerali, first Hindustani-Surinamese football international (The Hague, NL)

Upcoming interview( article)s for al.arte.magazine
– Nizar Rohana, Palestinian oud player; interview by occasion of his second studio album Furat (Nizar Rohana Trio, 2016)
– Kavita Shah, Indian jazz singer; review of her debut album (2015)
– novel ‘De vergeten geschiedenis van mijn grootvader Sulayman Hadj Ali – memoires van een Alawiet’ (2015) by the Turkish-Dutch writer Meltem Halaceli
– Dakshayini Gowda, Indian art historian/designer/initiator of Hindu-Muslim women empowerment project Sanchali in India (Vienna, Austria)
– Sehrang, fusion by three musicians with Iranian roots (Vienna, Austria)
– Michael Ibrahim, musician/conductor/composer, National Arab Orchestra (Detroit, Michigan USA)

Lyrical concert reviews
– Gustavo Pazos Conde, Uruguayan guitarist, Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, NL), 2012, EN
– Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion (Indian maestros), Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, NL), 2012, EN
– Bickram Ghosh, Indian tabla maestro e.a., Indian embassy (The Hague, NL), 2012, EN
– Frank Boeijen, Dutch singer, Odeon (Zwolle, NL), 2007, NL

Reviews
– exhibition Costume Bureau, curated by Roel Arkesteijn, Framer Framed (Amsterdam, NL), 2015, NL
– exhibition Crisis of History #1, Framer Framed (Amsterdam, NL), 2014, NL & EN
– exhibition Fragile Hands, curated by Shaheen Merali, Die Angewandte (Vienna, Austria), 2014 NL & EN
– screening Condom Lead en Infiltrators during Festival Eye on Palestine (Brussels, Belgium), 2014, NL & EN
– exhibition Escher meets Islamic Art, Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, NL), 2013, NL & EN
– exhibition Speaking from the Heart, Framer Framed/Castrum Peregrini (Amsterdam, NL), 2013, NL & EN
– exhibition ‘Verlangen naar Mekka’, Volkenkundig Museum (Leiden, NL), 2013, NL & EN
– concert Missing Voices – Muslim Women Music Makers Festival, Theater De Regentes (The Hague, NL), 2009, NL

Poetry & other lyrics
English and Dutch, incidentally in German too. See the relevant category below.

Previews
Asli Sharqi belly dance festival, Theater De Regentes (The Hague, NL), 2009
Announcement concert Madli & Marietje, Kennemer Theater (Beverwijk, NL),  2009

Public appearance
– Participation in ‘Oost Best’, 15th edition of ‘Duizend en een film en poëzie’ by Stichting (Foundation) Granate, Amsterdam, 20-09-2015
– Participation in ‘LeesMei’, a Dutch initiative to annually commemorate and promote the poem ‘Mei’ (May) by the Dutch poet Herman Gorter on Ascension Day by a public recitation of it, organised by Stichting (Foundation) Rood Noot Utrecht, 2013 and 2014
– Jury member of the Poetry contest ‘Mer à Boire’ (An ocean to drink), Theatre De Regentes Den Haag, 2011
– Participation in the annual literature contest of Stichting (Foundation) El Hizjra, Amsterdam. I won the incentive price for Poetry in the age category 26+ in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively; in 2015 I  was one of the finalists.

Stories
See the relevant category below. I work on a Dutch childrens’ story and write short stories, occasionally.

General
By request, I communicate with accountants, lawyers, civil servants and embassy employees.