Topic: Arab Music

Performance by Seda Roder at the Beethovenfest in Bonn (photo: Barbara Fromman)

Bonn′s Beethovenfest

Sounds of the Arab Spring

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin (photo: DW)

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin

Playing for peace

Shady Ahmed sings in a Cairo kitchen (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Project: ″Music Spaces in the Arab World″

Between the pots and pans

Reem Kelani performing live at the Tabernacle (photo: Christopher Scholey)

Album review: Reem Kelani′s ″Live at the Tabernacle″

Cultivating fusion

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra (photo: picture-alliance/PA Wire/Y. Mok)

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra play Istanbul

Hosts of honour

Lebanese Indie rock band Mashrou' Leila (source: Facebook)

Interview with Hamed Sinno, frontman of Mashrou’ Leila

Flouting Arab pop convention

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

John Baily and Veronica Doubleday in Geneva (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan″ by John Baily

Without music, no humanity

Oud virtuoso Said Chraibi (source: YouTube)

Obituary: Oud virtuoso Said Chraibi

A genius bows out

Aziza Brahim (source: Glitterbeat Records)

Album review: ″Abbar el Hamada″ by Aziza Brahim

The agony of dispossession

Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri (source: YouTube)

Persian classical music

Going their own way

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

Aeham Ahmad, Syrian pianist in Damascus (photo: Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft e.V./Niraz Saied)

Interview with the pianist Aeham Ahmad

Bittersweet memories of Syria

Album cover (cropped) of "Detour Guide" by Karim Nagi

Album review: ″Detour Guide″ by Karim Nagi

Breaking the mould

"Nawa" CD cover (photo: Jason Hamacher/Lost Origins Productions)

Syria and the "Lost Origin Sound" project

The timely involvement of a punk rocker

River scene in Mali (photo: Karim Diarra)

Album: ″Lost in Mali″

Celebrating a musical landscape

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