Topic: Arab Music

Simo Lagnawi (photo: Simo Lagnawi/Riverboat Records)

Album review: "The Gnawa Berber" by Simo Lagnawi

A wholehearted expression of devotion

Mercan Dede (photo: Agentur)

Mercan Dede's album "Dunya"

Earth as an acoustic notebook

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"

Two of the whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi Order who performed at the Ensemble Sarband concert at the 2014 Beethovenfest in Bonn (photo: Michael Kneffel 2014)

Interview with Vladimir Ivanoff of Ensemble Sarband

Creating a community of mindfulness and acceptance

Anouar Brahem (photo: Przemek Wozny)

The Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem

Remembering turmoil

Yasmine Hamdan (photo: Nadim Asfar)

Interview with Yasmine Hamdan

"I Am a Nomad"

Raid Yosif (photo: private copyright)

Iraqi Pop Music

Raid Yousif – A Superstar in Limbo

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

Oriental Music Festival in Germany

The Silenced Sounds of Baghdad

The Pan-Arab Youth Orchestra in concert in Berlin (photo: Kai Bienert/Young Euro Classic)

Pan-Arab Youth Orchestra

Music to Combat Hopelessness

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (center) attended a performance of his own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail while visiting Berlin in 1789 (photo: Wikipedia)

Islam in European Classical Music

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As-salam alaykum Resounding from the Minaret

Sama al-Masri (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Freedom of Speech in Egypt

Belly Dancer Exposes Islamists' Double Standards

Poster for the Dance Festival on Marche in Marrakesh

The ''On Marche'' Festival in Marrakesh

The Ethic of Dance Is a Shock for Many

Members of the Khat Thaleth project in Beirut (photo: PR/Sharebeirut.net)

The Arab Hip-Hop Sampler ''Khat Thaleth''

Looking for a Third Way

Dalia Moukarker (photo: Kate Hairsine)

The Palestinian flutist Dalia Moukarker

Bach in the West Bank

US-based Syrian pianist Malek Jandali poses for a picture at an art centre in Damascus on April 14, 2010 (photo: Getty Images)

Interview with the Syrian Composer-pianist Malek Jandali

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''We are witnessing the fall of humanity''

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