The VIP Pod: The Visually Impaired People Podcast
Episode 5 - Abdullatif Ghazi
In this episode, Emma talks to Abdullatif Ghazi who is originally from Kuwait and lost his sight at the age of 8. Abdul discusses his love of sport (in particular goalball) and how it played a huge part in him finding the welcoming VI community when he moved to the UK.
Abdul is also an avid musician and appeared on Arab's Got Talent 2017 along with guitarist Mohammed Jabbari. The duo's performance brought tears to the eyes of the judges and the crowd and won them the ‘Golden Buzzer’. This performance can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKaAtyuqa-c
Abdul discusses this experience and how the video clip went viral with him becoming well known across the world! Abdul is a keen student and discusses his experience studying in the UK and how his visually impairment affects his studies. Abdul has just completed a masters in International security at Warwick University.
This episode was recorded remotely in June 2020.
Do feel free to get in touch with the team with feedback or future guest suggestions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviewed by Emma Martins and Warren Wilson
Produced & Edited by Michael Wordingham and Rupert Mountjoy
Podcast artwork by Jimmy Scofield
Intro music is "Ghost Byzantine" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License via the Free Music Archive.
Interlude and Outro music is "Dead River" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License via the Free Music Archive