Anas Thacharpadikkal, a photographer from Gulf News, interviews Basil Azizoghly who makes guitars out of scrap wood and cigar boxes. As Basil explains his story, Anas films the building process of a box guitar.
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”Local guitar-maker Basil Azizoghly is creating a buzz around the city with his unique start-up Howlin’ Rooster, turning scrap wood that he finds on rubbish heaps into stunning cigar-box guitars and a myriad other funky instruments.”
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Brownbook magazine is the essential guide to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa focusing on design, travel and other culture. Our luthier Basil was photographed in the Issue 54 at his workshop in Sharjah.
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Quest Arabiya profiles guitar maker Basil Azizoghly: ”He is the subject of one in a series of 14 Hakawi profiles – short films celebrating pockets of Arab society.” Here Basil is filmed assembling one of his DIY cigar box guitar kits.
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