Author: Stefan Franzen

Bachar Mar-Khalife in session with France Culture (source: YouTube still)

My Distant Country

Portrait of the musician Bachar Mar-Khalife

Musicians performing at the 10th "Tamburi Mundi" music festival (photo: Ellen Schmauss)

"Tamburi Mundi" music festival

Summit of friendship

Tiken Jah Fakoly (photo: Y. Lenquette)

The "Musiques Sacrees du Monde" festival

Fez: an African reflection

Tania Saleh (source:

The Lebanese singer Tania Saleh

Beirut's window on Rio

Mercan Dede (photo: Agentur)

Mercan Dede's album "Dunya"

Earth as an acoustic notebook

Simin Tander (photo:

The German-Afghan jazz singer Simin Tander

An unknown homeland

Mahmoud Turkmani (photo: ©

Interview with the Lebanese Composer and Oud Player Mahmoud Turkmani

''I'm Way Beyond Any Categorization''

Poster of ''Tracks of Cairo'' (image: Movimientos)

The Film ''Tracks of Cairo''

An Audio Diary of the Revolution

Musicians from the Music for One God project (photo:

The Multinational Project ''Music for the One God''


Harmonious Triad of Religions

Kristjan Järvi and the Absolute Ensemble (photo: PR)

Daniel Schnyder, the Absolute Ensemble & Marcel Khalifé

Marriage of East-West Music on the Hudson