Author: Richard Marcus

Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel (photo: Jason Marck)

Album review: "The Paris Session" by The Touré-Raichel Collective

Expanding each other's musical horizons

Quraishi (photo: Evergreene Music)

Album review: "Mountain Melodies" by Quraishi

Keeping the voice of Afghanistan alive

Aziza Brahim at the 15th Malaga Spanish Film Festival, in Malaga, Spain, 24 April 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Aziza Brahim's CD "Soutak"

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Music of beauty from a barren land

Book cover Throne of the Crescent Moon (DAW Books)

Saladin Ahmed's ''Throne of the Crescent Moon''

An Arab-American Fantasy Epic

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: Kim Badawi - Reflux Pictures, Lorber Films)

Interview with Michael Muhammad Knight

''Religious Laws Can Change''

Omar Bombino Moctar and friends (photo: Ron Wyman/bambinoafrica.com)

Omar ''Bombino'' Moctar

Rebel Music from the Sahara