Topic: Musical Worlds

″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

Saudi rapper Qusai (photo: Qusai/Universal Legends)

Saudi Arabia′s hip-hop scene

Rapping the Kingdom

The band Bukahara (photo: Sophia Zoe)


Global buskers

Tuaregs on camels at sunset (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

Musicians performing at the 10th "Tamburi Mundi" music festival (photo: Ellen Schmauss)

"Tamburi Mundi" music festival

Summit of friendship

Demetrios Karamintzas (photo: Demetrios Karamintzas)

Interview with oboist Demetrios Karamintzas

"These children deserve the same opportunities as children anywhere else"

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source:

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

The Kominas (photo: Eddie Austin/

The Kominas

More than just a Muslim punk band

Tiken Jah Fakoly (photo: Y. Lenquette)

The "Musiques Sacrees du Monde" festival

Fez: an African reflection

The Mekaal Hasan Band (source: Facebook page of the Mekaal Hasan Band)

New music from Pakistan

A captivating mix of sounds

Mahsa Vahdat (photo: private)

The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat

"Every place can be my stage"

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"


One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard