Topic: Musical Worlds

Sandaraa, the Pakistani/Brooklyn musical collaboration fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb Bangash (photo: Sandaraa)

Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa

Fusion in the truest sense

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

Interview with Hamed Sinno, frontman of Mashrou’ Leila

Flouting Arab pop convention

Pashtun musician Ismail Khan (left) with former band colleague Junaid (photo: private)

Interview with the Pashtun musician Ismail Khan

"Music was the best resistance I could think of"

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

Simin Tander (photo: Simin Tander′s website/press kit/official press pictures)

Simin Tander and Tord Gustavsen

The harmony of mysticism

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra" (photo: Matthias Martin)

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra"

"More feeling than form"

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

The Tuareg band Terakraft (photo: terakraft.bandpage.com)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

″The Secret Handshake″

An Iranian and an Israeli band tour together

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

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

My Distant Country

Portrait of the musician Bachar Mar-Khalife

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