Author: Marian Brehmer

Afghan Sufis at prayer (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Masso)

Sufis in Afghanistan

The forgotten mystics of the Hindu Kush

The Iranian artist Golnar Tabibzadeh after the performance of "The Forgotten" (photo: Morgenland Festival Osnabruck)

Art and performance project "The Forgotten"

Focusing attention on hidden realities

Dhafer Youssef Band performing at the Morgenland Festival in Osnabruck on 21 September 2014 (photo: Morgenland Festival Osnabruck)

Interview with Michael Dreyer of the Osnabruck Morgenland Festival

A hub connecting the Orient and the Occident

Still from the film "Desert Dancer" (photo: Senator)

Film review: "Desert Dancer"

Dancing around clichés

Clarinettist Kinan Azmeh (left) and soprano Dima Orsho (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Interview with Kinan Azmeh and Dima Orsho

"All we can do is sing and play our hearts out"

Yehuda Shaul, co-founder of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence (photo: Quique Kierszenbaum)

Interview with Yehuda Shaul

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"The treatment of the Palestinians is the biggest threat to Israel"

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Handan Erek)

Portrait: the singer Cigdem Aslan

Songs of the outcasts

Rajeev Bhargava (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Interview with the political theorist Rajeev Bhargava

"The BJP has to give up its obsession with Muslims"

A road leading into Harban Valley (photo: Reuters)

Book review: Jürgen Wasim Frembgen on Kohistan

With the wild men of Kohistan

Akram at the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrück (photo: Morgenland-Festival)

Oriental Music Festival in Germany

The Silenced Sounds of Baghdad

Aynur Dogan (photo: aynurdogan.net)

Interview with the Kurdish Singer Aynur Dogan

Resisting the Wind

Youssra El Hawary and her band members Sedky Sakhr and Shady el Hosseiny (photo: Bashir Wagih)

Interview with Youssra El Hawary

Music of a Quiet Revolution

The organisers of the Bliss Festival (from left to right): Salar Aghili, Benedikt Fuhrmann and Ali Abdolazimi (photo: kampnagel.de)

Images of Iran in the West

Unpicking the Negatives

View of part of Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Protests against Construction Projects in Istanbul

A Government Addicted to Superlatives

Image from the poster for the film 'In the Bazaar of Sexes'

The Documentary Film ''In the Bazaar of Sexes''

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Temporary Marriage in Iran

Exhibition photograph of "Breaking the Silence" (© "Breaking the Silence")

The Israeli NGO ''Breaking the Silence''

Former Soliders Criticizing Practices of the Israeli Military

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