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Matuto band in Muscat: Fusion of Brazilian forro and American bluegrass music

by Salim Joseph
Photo - Jun Estrada
Merging Brazilian forro and American bluegrass music in Muscat last week was Matuto, the festival band based in New York City which has already connected people in many countries with folk melodies

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Public sector in Oman should become more competitive to attract investment: Ithraa Director-General
The Oman Competitive Forum – 2014, to be held at Al Bustan Palace Hotel on October 29 and 30, focusses on making the country’s public sector competitive to attract more investments

Old fashioned artist - David Willis
Up with his third exhibition during the past three decades that he has spent in Oman, Australian artist, David Willis, says he’s content being a traditional artist

Abdo Feghali - King of drift
Abdo Feghali, the Lebanese rally champion and host of ‘Driven’, the popular motorsport programme on MBC Action.

Art of C Painting at City Centre
As Oman prepares to celebrate the 44th National Day, forty-two talented artists get a unique platform to portray the culture, traditions and colours of the country on a non-conventional canvas


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Puccini’s breakthrough at Royal Opera House Muscat
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut explodes with innovation and is infused with continous inspiration. The next performance at the ROHM is on Monday, October 27, at 7 pm.
Food review: The Chedi Muscat restaurant
The Chedi Muscat has reopened its outdoor restaurant venues and introduced a wide range of new exciting dishes. A lunch at the main restaurant seemed to be just a tip of the iceberg
Bread winners: Oman's traditional bakery at Hamriyah
The specialty of this old bakery is its special soft and hard bread with a taste that stands out from other brands available in the market
Learn drifting in Oman in a safe environment
The urge for adrenaline hasn’t come down among youngsters though recently many people lost their lives and suffered serious injuries .. So, time to learn how to enjoy the sport in a safe environment
Muscat's Bait Muzna and Dubai's XVA equation
With a brilliant diversity of high-calibre artworks, the exhibition, BMGg + XVAg = WOWgreat, certainly has the WOW factor stated in the equation.
Diwali sweet delights
No one has to tell expatriate Indians in Oman about the importance of sweets during Diwali, the festival of lights, which will not be complete with out exotic sweets
Punching Bag: Which is your favourite monument/building in Muscat
Your answers to our question
Smart and Sporty - Infiniti Q50 in Oman
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 offers a technology, luxury, and sensory overload
Birdies on the Green - Ladies golf in Oman
It was all fun and frolic at the Muscat Hills Golf Club as 12 teams, skippered by women, vied for honours at the first Ladies Invitation Day.
Peerless Paquito at Royal Opera House Muscat
Paquito D'Rivera has an endearing way of pronouncing phrases as if they are packets of happiness to be parceled out in rhythmic lilts.
Wadi Warmth - Eid break in one of Oman's historical villages of Alraki
During the last Eid break, we set out on a tough and bumpy ride deep into the north Hajar mountains to reach the historical village of Alraki (near Wadi Bani Khalid)
Battle of Beats - Oman's ultimate DJ challenge
Hit tracks and remixes set ablaze the dance floor at Copacabana nightclub at Grand Hyatt Muscat last weekend where a dozen local disc jockeys vied with each other to be ‘Oman’s ultimate DJ’.
Zayna Spa provides treatment in Oman's Millennium Resort
More and more men in Oman have started seeking out spa treatments, specifically formulated to male needs. Zayna Spa in the Millennium Resort reaffirms our faith in this
Punching Bag: Which is the most beautiful place in Muscat?
Your answers to our question
Macbeth at Royal Opera House Muscat - The beauty and terror of tragedy
ROHM’s 2014-15 season opened last week with Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent operatic version of Macbeth

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Tropical depression moving towards Oman
The latest satellite images showed a tropical depression located 1,000 kilometres off the Sultanate's coasts in the Arabian Sea
Movie Review: Chennai Express
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People call for ‘balanced’ beachfront development in Oman
While such concerns are understandable, people should know that strict rules are in place to regulate land use, said an Omaran official
Canadians seek to gain from Oman’s LNG experience
A delegation from a northwest Canadian town that may soon open an LNG plant visited Oman to learn firsthand how an LNG plant could impact their community
flydubai announces new Tanzania routes
Flights to the East African country commenced on October 16 expanding the airline’s network in Africa to 12 destinations
Mind pollution
Each one of us living on Earth, the so-called blue planet, is aware of the fact that it is turning black day by day owing to the pollution caused by industrial emissions.
70 projects in Oman vie for eGovernment Award
Public voting for certain projects in which public can vote for these projects (is to be done ) from October 27 to 29
Tennis: Serena reaps benefits as close rivals slip up
Williams seals Number One ranking and place in semis; Sharapova and Ivanovic bow out despite winning; Wozniacki thumps Kvitova, allowing Radwanska to advance
Turkey to allow Syrian rebels to reinforce Kobane
Hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey said on Friday
Two-year visa ban to stay in Oman for expats
The rule banning re-employment of expats on their return is still in force and no missive has been received from the cabinet or any other authorities for its suspension
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New service tax on remittance upsets Indians in Oman
It is surprising that when many countries are offering incentives for legal fund transfers, India is imposing tax
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In Oman now register domain, website in your name: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Individuals can now register a website or a domain in their name, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Monday
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New App used for teaching Mathematics and Geosciences at GUtech
This app was developed by a team of Computer Scientists and Engineers at GUtech’s parent-university, RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
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New service tax on remittance upsets Indians in Oman
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Two-year visa ban to stay in Oman for expats
The rule banning re-employment of expats on their return is still in force and no missive has been received from the cabinet or any other authorities for its suspension
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In Oman now register domain, website in your name: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Individuals can now register a website or a domain in their name, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Monday
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How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident
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New App used for teaching Mathematics and Geosciences at GUtech
This app was developed by a team of Computer Scientists and Engineers at GUtech’s parent-university, RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
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Read those riders carefully before buying cheap air ticket: Oman's Public Authority of Consumer Protection
Before you buy the ‘cheapest air tickets’ you must read the conditions carefully as you could lose money
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Sunday Beat: Is rapid Omanisation driving away the needed expat talent?
With a lot of restrictions on issuance of new employment visas, new opportunities are being claimed entirely by Omanis but this looks good only on paper
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Five drown at Yiti beach near Muscat; Two missing at Mughsayl beach in Salalah
Four members of a Pakistani family drowned at Yiti beach while an Indian expatriate from Kerala died at the same beach when he banged his head against a rock while diving
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