Meet Nour AlKawass. A Digital Strategist by day and music addict and art lover by night, Nour’s involvement in the field of marketing and advertising has taught this social media guru a thing or two about patience. After spending years working on developing her skills in the field, she decided that she was going to get out of her comfort zone and follow her passion for the arts and music scene.
Nour credits Beirut city and its explosive culture for her introduction to music. She considers B-town as the place for the latest in events, interesting DJs and street art. Speaking of which, Nour has been dabbling with the arts ever since she was only 10 years old, so it seemed only natural for her to create an online space where her two passions effortlessly collided.
When it came to founding and operating her blog, GETOUT-me.com, Nour quickly came to realize that she is amongst a few people who focused on the arts and entertainment scene in the Middle East, making this online destination unique in more ways than one! With GET OUT, she wishes to take the concept even further by adding more interactive platforms such as an online magazine to the mix.
A huge dreamer at heart, Nour embodies her blog’s ethos by getting her message out there in every way she can! She said, “I think communication needs to be accessible, no matter how creative and potentially effective your message is, it can’t do much good if your audience isn’t exposed to it. You have to put it where they can’t miss it, which means using the channels they’re most likely to pay attention to.”
Last March, Nour collaborated with Sara Farasheh and Sarah Chouari at Art Space Kuwait and gave us the awesome event, I Need My Space. The event included an entire day of fun-filled activities the perfectly embody everything that GET OUT represents: music performances and awesome beats by local artists and DJs, a comedy night, arts and crafts workshops for both adults and kids, live graffiti shows by various artists, all within the lovely gardens at the American University in Kuwait.
If this big dreamer doesn’t inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and try something different, then perhaps we need to put you in a room with Nour. Her infectious laughter and awesome sense of humor will definitely brighten your day!
How would your mother describe you in one word?
How would you describe your mother in one word?
What is the most ridiculous question you’ve ever been asked?
Why I have no issue with marrying someone who’s already married to 3 women.
What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Inviting someone out for dinner #Date.
What is your theme song?
Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirty’.
What word in the English or Arabic language do you wish you had invented?
تمشي على قبرني انشالله very Syrian I know.
Where would you like to live? What is your dream retirement location?
Somewhere where I can live in peace and Germany – Berlin can be perfect for retirement.
What is the first famous quote that comes to your mind?
Simplicity makes me happy. It’s not a famous quote but it’s totally me.
What animal best describes the kind of partner you’d be interested in?
What do you miss about your childhood?
I miss the part where you don’t have any responsibilities to worry about!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I will never think of changing my name, it’s part of who I am.
Describe your handshake in one word?
What is the toughest part of your character?
You never stay the same.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
What in the world do you least desire?
What do you think is lacking in the world, which if there was more of would make the world a better place?
Why do you think most girls/guys like you?
Funny, loyal and a great adviser.
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is (a thing called)…”
Check out www.getout-me.com for the latest art and entertainment news in the Middle East. You can also follow Nour on Instagram @Nourk and GET OUT blog on Instagram @Getoutblog, SoundCloud: Get Out Blog, Twitter @GetOutBlog and Facebook: GetOut.