Saudi Aramco World September/October 2014 - page 2

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September/October 2014
Published Bimonthly Vol. 65, No. 5
Saudi Aramco, the energy company born as an
international enterprise more than 80 years ago,
distributes Saudi Aramco World to increase
cross-cultural understanding. The magazine’s goal is to
broaden knowledge of the cultures, history and geogra-
phy of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their
connections with the West. Saudi Aramco World is
distributed without charge, upon request, to a limited
number of interested readers.
Back Cover
“Mariam Hajji,” from the
“Belonging” series, for which
the Bahrain-based, Canadian-
Lebanese photographic artist
Camille Zakharia collaged
words and images for each of
34 residents of Bahrain. Photo
courtesy of the artist.
This aerial view shows how
newly bored vertical access
shafts, adjacent to old ones,
can help keep centuries-old
underground aqueducts, or
qanats, in working order.
Along a parallel qanat,
access shafts have been protected against surface
debris by barriers created by a bulldozer. Photo by
George Steinmetz.
National Arab Orchestra Hits the Right Notes
Written by Piney Kesting
Photography and video by Ryan Garza
Backed by Arab-music virtuosos from around the country and the world, 20 local middle-
schoolers stole the show—and the audience’s hearts—at the National Arab Orchestra’s recent
Detroit performance. “Here is an authentic and meaningful portrait of Detroit and its musical
culture,” says violinist Katie van Dusen.
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The Middle East’s New Lenses
Written by Simon Bowcock
Amid a decade of unprecedented creativity in the region’s contemporary arts, photographic artists
with ties to the Middle East are powering one of its biggest waves.
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Saudi Arabian Oil Company
(Saudi Aramco)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Essam Z. Tawfiq
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