Topic: Musical Worlds

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

Afrah Nasser. Jeem Project (photo: tyemen art base)

Female Yemeni artists

Making art in times of war

Syrian Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji, a.k.a. Chyno, from Damascus (source: Stories by the City)

Syrian-Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji

Hip-hopping between generations

Egyptian oud player and singer Sheikh Imam (source: YouTube)

Legendary oud player and singer Sheikh Imam

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Egypt's musical rebel

Lead singer Yvette Saatchi Perez and Mitra Sumara (source: Persian Cardinal Recordings)

Album review: Mitra Sumaraʹs "Tahdig"

Taking chances for change

Sabri Mili (right), Future Lab participant in Tunis (photo: Future Lab Tunisia)

"Future Lab Tunisia"

It all comes down to music

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Iranian artist Shirin Neshat

The many faces of Oum Kulthum

Axel Salvatori Sinz, 1982 - 2018 (source: Twitter)

Remembering the French film-maker Axel Salvatori-Sinz

This is Yarmouk!

The band "Persian Side Of Jazz" on stage in 2013 in Teheran (source: YouTube)

The history of jazz in Iran

Creating a confluence

The members of "Imarhan" (photo: Andrea Mae Perez)

Album review: Imarhanʹs "Temet"

Keeping it real

Bahur Ghazi (centre) with his ensemble Palmyra (photo: bahurghazi.ch)

Syrian oud player Bahur Ghazi

Hoping for a phoenix

Joobin Behkrad is founder and publisher of "Reorient", an online magazine for contemporary art from the Middle East (photo: Joobin Behkrad)

Interview with Joobin Bekhrad, publisher of "Reorient"

Love-letter to Tehran

Extract from the film "Sheikh Jackson" (source: YouTube)

Film review: ″Sheikh Jackson″

Pop go the faithful

A.R. Rahman′s ″The Sufi Route″ concert (source: thesufiroute.com)

Sufism and Bollywood

A glittering antidote

Maya Youssef Trio at Musicport 2017 (source: YouTube)

Album review: Maya Youssef′s ″Syrian Dreams″

Hope still springs

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