August 7, 2019
Yemen Used to be" launches its first event in the capital Sana'a.
The event was an induction exhibition aimed at reaching a larger segment of the population and moving from the virtual world of Social Media to the scope of reality.
Performance Music piece
The event included several activities that commenced with the performance of a music piece by the “Khafafi” band that highlighted several different Yemeni tunes which were produced specifically for the event.
Platform Founder Speech
Ahmed Alhagri, the founder of “Yemen Used to be” initiative then gave his introductory speech and explained its main objectives.
The exhibition included two sections, one under the title “Faces” while the second under the title “The Family Corner”.
The section was dedicated for fifty remarkable figures of Yemeni among which are artists, musician and scholars who have left us unforgettable arts and legacies.
The idea was to showcase original print-photos of special moments and memories taken for our parents during the period of the eighties. Photos were collected from families of different governates.
The event concluded with the attendees taking their photographs in an aesthetic 80s theme.