Selected Media Coverage

Selected Media Coverage

 

TELEVISION

•Featured guest on Hala Kuwait television program, Dec. 6, 2015. 30 minute interview on Urkevich and her research including Harvard Fellowship.

•Featured guest on Good Morning Kuwait television program, May 1, 2013. Interview with Urkevich on her research on Makkah music.

• Featured guest on Saudi Television, KSA 2 (TV.Channel.2) Jeddah, April 14, 2012. Thirty-minute interview with journalist Zeiad M Alsufiani in which Urkevich discussed her fieldwork in the Kingdom. Aired several times throughout the year.

• Featured guest on "Colors," Jeddah Radio Program, April 16, 2012. Urkevich discussed leading traditional artists of Saudi Arabia.

•Featured special about Urkevich on Banatu Bes television program, aired March 28-29, 2011. Watan TV, Kuwait.

•Featured guest on Good Morning Kuwait television program, March 31, 2009. Interview with Urkevich as the founder of the Arabian Heritage Project and the Al Kout Festival

• Urkevich Lecture-Concert on Kuwaiti Sea Songs, Broadcast on Bahry Television, Nov. 29, 2007 and re-aired several times through 2008.

• Featured guest on Good Morning Kuwait television program, Oct. 14, 2003. Interview with Urkevich as a US Senior Fulbright Scholar in Kuwait.

 

 

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, DIGITAL MEDIA

• Arab Times, May 14, 2018, “Tuned to Terrain, Tradition.” Urkevich discusses fieldwork covering thousands of Peninsula miles"  FRONT PAGE, and p.15.

• Kipco Life, April 2018, “AUK Professor Appointed General Editor of Music Symposium.”  Vol. 6, April 2018, p. 15. http://www.kipco.com/frontend/Flipbookmobile/KIPCOLIFE_61/KIPCOlife_61Eng/index.html

• Kuwait Times, Feb. 6, 2018, “AUK's Newly Appointed General Editor of Music Society, Lisa Urkevich,"  p. 24.

• AlBawaba, Dec. 19, 2017, "Exaggerating Reform: 4 Saudi ‘Firsts’ That Were Actually Old News," by Rosie Alfatlawi [citing Urkevich's researching attesting to a long history of female musicians in the country] https://www.albawaba.com/loop/exaggerating-reform-4-saudi-%E2%80%98firsts%E2%80%99-were-actually-old-news-1063682

• Al-Fanar Media, March 30, 2017, “Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past” by Benjamin Placket. Urkevich interviewed. http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2017/03/omani-music-masks-unpleasant-past/

• Gulf News, UAE, April 15, 2016. “Forget Scotland—Bagpipes are Originally from the Gulf” by Joseph Gedeon. Urkevich interviewed. http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/culture/forget-scotland-bagpipes-are-originally-from-the-gulf-1.1713393

• Kuwait Times, Feb. 22, 2016, “A Book Talk by Lisa Urkevich in Celebration of Kuwait National Day,” p. 30.

• Arab Times, Nov. 4, 2015, “AUK Prof Dr Lisa Urkevich Appointed Harvard Visiting Scholar, University of Maryland Alumna of the Year,” p.26.

• Al Rai, Nov. 4, 2015, [in Arabic] “American: Urkevich Made Visiting Scholar at Harvard.”  “Alamrykyt: taeyin awrkyfyt bahithat zayirat fi "harvard.”

• Al Jarida, April 29, 2015, [in Arabic, “Urkevich: Kuwait played a major role in Developing Music of the Arabian Peninsula]

• Al Rai, April 30, 2015, [in Arabic, “Urkevich lectured during the Dar Al Ahtar AlIslamiyya Season”]

• Arab Times, April 30, 2015, “Khaliji Music Flourished in Kuwait:” Urkevich presented a fascinating lecture…”

• Al Madina (Saudi Arabia), May 9, 2013, "Khabeera bl jame3a el amrikeyya: Mecca Al Mokarramah min akthar al marakez al thaqafeyyah thara'an fy al a'alam" [An expert at the American University: Makkah is one of the most affluent cultural centers in the world]

• Okaz, (Jeddah), Jan 21, 2013, "Bahthh amrykyh twthq alflklwr als'ewdy fy alta'ef" [American researcher documenting folklore in Taif, Saudi Arabia]

• Ikhbaryh Ha'il (Ha'il News, Saudi Arabia) Dec. 23, 2012, "Ahthh amrykyh twthِq altrath alha'ely alflklwry balfydyw w... [American Researcher Documents Ha'il Heritage and Folklore] http://www.hailnews.net/hail/news-action-show-id-32920.htm

• Al Watan (Jeddah), May 16, 2013, "Al Thaqafa: "Al Dana" al makkeyya fy omseya kuwaiteyyah [A Kuwaiti evening of Makkan Danah]

• Al Madina (Saudi Arabia), Dec. 29, 2012, "Bahetha amrikeyyah towasel al ta'3arrof ala el fonoon al sha'abeyyah al so'odeyyah b "layla makkaweyyah" ..." [American researcher continues to recognize Arabian Folk Arts: "Mekkaweh Night" and Heritage Qassim, Hail, and Taif: Culture and Arts Society in Jeddah celebrates it]

• Al Watan (Jeddah), May 5, 2012, Al Thaqafa: Urkevich tootheq ghena'a al hejaz fy mathaf al torath al alamy [Urkevich documents the Hijaz singing at the Museum of World Heritage]

• Al Riyadh Jan. 23, 2013, "Bahthh amrykyh twthq alflklwr alsh'eby bmdynh alta'ef [American Researcher Documents the Folklore of Ta'if]

• Dayra, Dec. 6, 2011 "Lecture by Dr. Lisa Urkevich"

• Arab Times, Dec.14, 2011, " Dr. Urkevich Explores Soundscapes of the Hijaz

• Al-Medinah newspaper (Medina, Saudi Arabia) “American Academic Documents Folksongs. May 12, 2012.

•Al Jarida, “Urkevich lectures on the Musical Heritage in the Hijaz,” Dec. 14, 2011.

• Arab Times, “Dr. Urkevich Explores Soundscapes of the Hijaz,” Dec. 14, 2011.

• Al Seyassah, “Dar Al-Athar Al-Islammiya presents a specialist on the Music in the Hijaz,” Dec. 14, 2011.

• Al-Kuwaitiah, “A Musical Lecture at the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islammiya by Dr. Urkevich.” Dec. 15, 2011.

• Arab Times, Feb. 11. 2009, “Badawi, Ardha…the beats of Kuwaiti life: Dr. Urkevich offers a glimpse into Kuwait’s cultural heritage.”

• Al Rai, Feb. 12, 2009. “Lisa Urkevich HaThrat fi dar al-athar al asslimiya.”

• Okaz (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) Nov. 16, 2008 "Ahtmam ghrby btrath abtsam lzfy alfny rghm ahtچabha", [Western Interest in Heritage of Ibtisam Lotfi...]

• Al Seyassah, Aug. 2008, “Dr. Lisa and Sea Arts…” A plea from Sami Alenazy, the Director of Kuwait Radio to the Minister of Education requesting that other professors use “Dr. Lisa” as an example and promote Kuwaiti heritage.

• Al Qabas, Feb. 12, 2009, pg. 27. “Amseeah Moosiqiah.

• Al Awan, Feb. 11, 2009, pg. 19 “The American Urkevich discusses ‘Ardah and Badawi.”

• Arab Times, Sept. 4, 2008, “Kuwaiti folk tunes echo its heritage.” Interview about desert traditions.

• Al Watan Daily, Oct. 12, 2008, pg. 3, “American musicologist working to promote Kuwait’s cultural heritage”

• Arab Times, Oct. 23, 2009. “Kuwaiti sea songs dead, but not out.” Interview with Urkevich about local sea traditions.

•. Arab Times, Nov. 6, 2009, “Aswat—the rhythm of the learned.” Interview with Urkevich about urban genres of the Gulf.

• Arab Times, Jan. 24, 2007.  “Kuwait gave birth to Sawt culture: Dr. Urkevich takes a look at the origin and evolution of art form.

• Kuwait Times, Jan. 24, 2007. “Songs of Kuwait.”

• Al-Rai,, Jan. 28, 2007. “Lisa Urkevich Tahadathat an alghinaa al-Kuwaiti wa fan Aswat.” [Lisa Urkevich talked about Kuwaiti singing and the art of Aswat]

• Al-Rai, Jan. 27, 2007, pg. 25. “Urkevich: Fan Al-Sawt Fi Al-Kuwait Tataawara ala yad Abdallah Al-Faraj.” [Urkevich: The Art of Aswat in Kuwait was developed by Abdallah Al-Faraj.]

• Al Seyassah, Jan. 24, 2007, pg. 14. “Urkevich: Lil Kuwait Dawr Raed fi ithraa wa taeseel ilm al-aswat. [Kuwait takes a leading role in cultivating an enriching musical study.]

• Al Qabas, Jan. 24, 2007, pg. 26. “Urkevich: Fan Aswat fi al-Kuwait tatawara ala yad Abdullah Al-Faraj.” [Urkevich: The Art Music in Kuwait was developed by Abdullah Al-Faraj.]

• Al Anbaa, Jan. 24, 2007. “Lisa Taktashif Al-turath al-Kuwait ala Iaa “al Mirwas.” [Lisa Discovers the Kuwaiti Tradition on the Mirwas [drum] beat]

•Al-Watan, Dec. 15, 2006, pg. 18. “Fanoon: Wa Ibtada al mishwar…The Arts: And the journey started…] Reference to the Fatoomah concert at AUK that Dr. Urkevich hosted and her knowledge of local musical heritage.

• Assiyahi Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2005, pg. 28.  “Al Amrikiya Lisa: Atamara al tamayoz wa isalaho ka risala lil shaab al amreeki.” [The American “Lisa”: I wish to be the messenger of this art to the American people.] Article about Urkevich’s unique classes on music of the Arabian Peninsula offered to Kuwaiti students. 

• Arabian Woman Magazine, March 2005.  Includes an interview with Urkevich pertaining to music therapy and Arabian music.

• Correspondent, “Folk Music in Kuwait,” June 2004.  Article about Urkevich and her work with the Bin Hussein Sea Band.

• Featured guest on Good Morning Kuwait television program, Oct. 14, 2003. Kuwait City. Interview Urkevich discussing her music research on traditional folk troupes.

• BU Bridge, “The Beat of a Different Drummer,” Tim Stoddard, March 2003.  Article about Urkevich and her research in Saudi Arabia.