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From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling through Fables

Exhibition podcast

In this episode, we visit the exhibition “From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling through Fables” with Rawdha Ahmed AlAbdouli, Curatorial Assistant at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Together, we delve into the fascinating world of animal fables, their evolution through time.

Did you know that fables originated from India and Greece? Tune in to learn more, and hear about the influence of majors figures, such as Ibn al-Muqaffa’ and Jean de La Fontaine, and how these stories continue to inspire artists today.

The exhibition “From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine, travelling through Fables” is on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi from 26th of March to the 21st of July 2024.

“On Show” is a podcast produced by the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Our warm thanks to Rawdha Ahmed AlAbdouli for her kind participation.

This podcast episode is also available in Arabic and French on the Louvre Abu Dhabi mobile app and all your favourite podcast apps.

Executive production: Amine Kharchach, Marine Botton.

Recording: Amine Kharchach.

Post-production, music and mix: Making Waves.

Additional music: Yarub Smarait (composer, music producer, violinist)

Show Cover: Maysa Sultan.

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