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My Top 5 October Movies

Movies really got excited as soon as October started. Let’s not forget that both Award winning movies: 12 Years a Slave and Gravity were released in the same month of last year.

This year, October has some very intriguing releases that kept people busy during the weekends.

Without further ado, here are the 5 movies I am looking forward to watch: 

Gone Girl:

Ayoub El Machatt: The One man Band

His name is Ayoub El Machatt, he plays multiple instruments, he has a great voice, an outstanding talent  and the ability to change any song and cover it in a completely different way to the point of making it his own. But that’s not all; Ayoub collaborates perfectly with anybody and brings out the best in Moroccan songs. 

I have been subscribed to his channel for a year now and he just continues to deliver perfect covers time after time.

To know a little bit more about him, you can read the interview I did with Ayoub.

1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your passion for Music.

I am a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist Moroccan musician, composer and arranger. I started playing music when I was 8 years old, and over the past 5 years I have played in several bands (rock, fusion and traditional music) before launching my YouTube channel as a one-man band.

2. Where do you draw inspiration from?

The Music that I listened to since I was a kid, great blues artists and rock such as BB King, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and of course the legendary Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane.

3. What’s on your playlist and bookshelf at the moment?

Classic jazz albums:

  • “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis,
  • “Love Supreme” by John Coltrane,
  • “Time Out” by Dave Brubeck Quartet.

4. What are your plans for the future?

Playing more music and meeting great artists and new friends.

5. What advice would you give to young artists out there who aspire to what you’ve achieved so far?

These young artists have to believe in themselves and exploit the possibilities offered by new technologies and social networks for self-production and promotion of their art and creation.

HUMAN RIGHTS A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Clapham

The human rights movement is getting huge attention internationally. So I thought I’d recommend a book about that matter for you Blog friends.

The book is called HUMAN RIGHTS: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Clapham.

It explains the scope of human rights today, and how they are used in both national and international law.

Clapham was for six years the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York  and he approaches his subject squarely from a legal angle.

« From the controversial incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the brutal ethnic cleansing being practiced in Darfur, to the widespread denial of equal rights to women in many areas of the world, human rights violations are a constant presence in the news and in our lives. Taking an international perspective, and focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary detention, privacy, health, and discrimination, this Very Short Introduction will help readers to understand for themselves the controversies and complexities behind this vitally relevant issue. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Andrew Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading. »

This is the first volume of the “Very Short Introduction” series I’ve read so far and I have to say that I REALLY like the publishing idea because I found the “briefing document” approach very attractive.

Now back to the book, it is an informative work that examines the history and development of Human rights around the world. I found it worthwhile and I learned A LOT from it, especially the chapters on freedom, Education, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The author is clearly an expert with a definite bias perspective, but he writes fairly even while acknowledging his subjectivity and for that, I recommend you to check this book.

Donald: the Genius

Happy Saturday Blog friends,

I am currently in one of my favorite cities in the World: Istanbul.

I feel that day go very fast when I am traveling, but I am so happy and excited to see all the friends I haven’t seen in a little over 5 months now and I will be taking a lot of pictures to document the few days I will spend right here in this place I like to call “home”.

Without any further ado, here are 5 things that made me happy this week:

1. Spending a few hours with one of my childhood friends, it is funny how some things never change.

2. Convincing myself that I am eating healthy food when I am abroad.

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