Topic: Musical Worlds

Kasse Mady Diabate (source: www.kassemadydiabatemusic.com)

Album review: "Kirike" by Kasse Mady Diabate

"Understanding is what we wish for: to live in peace"

Museq – Daydream 2 (photo: Bubu Productions/Yoann Pistermann)

Musica Sequenza and Burak Ozdemir: "Rameau a la Turque"

Orientalising Orientalism

Dhafer Youssef Band performing at the Morgenland Festival in Osnabruck on 21 September 2014 (photo: Morgenland Festival Osnabruck)

Interview with Michael Dreyer of the Osnabruck Morgenland Festival

A hub connecting the Orient and the Occident

Israeli musician David Broza performs the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies on 29 May 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Album review: "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" by David Broza

"A combined effort of the mind, the heart and the soul"

Daniel Barenboim (photo: Santiago Perez)

Interview with Daniel Barenboim

"The world is suffering from a lack of leadership"

Simo Lagnawi (photo: Simo Lagnawi/Riverboat Records)

Album review: "The Gnawa Berber" by Simo Lagnawi

A wholehearted expression of devotion

Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar (photo: DW)

Interview with Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar

Inspired by the sound of Gezi

Mercan Dede (photo: Agentur)

Mercan Dede's album "Dunya"

Earth as an acoustic notebook

Ramin Sadighi (photo: Hermes Records)

Interview with Ramin Sadighi from the Iranian music label Hermes Records

The fine line between what is permitted and what is not

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

Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel (photo: Jason Marck)

Album review: "The Paris Session" by The Touré-Raichel Collective

Expanding each other's musical horizons

Derwish from the Ensemble Sarband (photo: Michael Kneffel 2014)

Video: Ensemble Sarband "Orient meets Occident"

Light in Babylon (source: 1st Gezi Soul Festival 2014)

World music from Istanbul: Light in Babylon

Ambassadors of peace

Anouar Brahem (photo: Przemek Wozny)

The Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem

Remembering turmoil

Simin Tander (photo: simintander.com)

The German-Afghan jazz singer Simin Tander

An unknown homeland

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