Topic: Arab Music

Oboist accompanies dancing children and teenagers in a school on the Greek island of Chios (photo: Stamatis Menis)

Music festival on the Greek island of Chios

Opportunities for reflection

Django Bates, Anouar Brahem, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland (photo: Bart Babinski/ECM Records)

Album review: Anouar Brahem′s ″Blue Maqams″

A gem of an album

Rafiki Jazz (photo: Rafiki Jazz)

Album review: Rafiki Jazz′ ″Har Dam Sahara″

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In life′s every moment

Jerry and Axmed Naaji, musicians in 1970s Mogadishu (source: Ostinato Records)

Album review

Lost Somali tapes: ″Sweet as broken dates″

Singer with the band project "Nishtiman" (photo: youtube)

The Kurdish people

Nishtiman music project: Transcending what divides

Cairo band ″Les Petits Chats″ (photo: Les Petits Chats)

Jazz in the Arab world

The roots of fusion

"Revolution Records": El Temraz, Ahmed Rock II, Amr Czar and Rooney Rady (source: Facebook)

Egyptian rappers

Keeping it real

German jazz quartet Masaa; Rabih Lahoud is second from right (source: Traumton)

Interview with Masaa frontman Rabih Lahoud

Outspoken appeal

Members of Emran Tenere in front of Kahf al-Jnun – ′the djinns′ cave′ – near Ghat in the Libyan Sahara (photo: Emran Tenere)

Tuareg fusion

Desert cats

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Julien Bourgeois)

Album review: ″Ensen″ by Emel Mathlouthi

Princess melancholy

Volunteers operate a stall at Baghdad City of Peace Carnival held on World Peace Day (source: iqpeace.com)

Baghdad City of Peace Carnival

Grassroots, green shoots

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi in front of the Cultural Centre in Nabeul (photo: Julia Neumann)

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi

Rapping against sexism and Salafists

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

Syrian musician Raed Jazbeh (photo: Samih Amiri)

Refugees and music

Finding common ground

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