Topic: Musical Worlds

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

The Tuareg band Tamikrest (photo: Sebastien Rieussec)

Album review: ″Kidal″ by Tamikrest

Encompassing the endless space

Daniel Barenboim conducting a rehearsal of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the Pierre Boulez Hall of the Barenboim-Said Akademie (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Inauguration of the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin

"Music for the Thinking Ear"

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Julien Bourgeois)

Album review: ″Ensen″ by Emel Mathlouthi

Princess melancholy

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ (source: mariabakkalapulo.com)

″Street Punk! Banda Aceh″ – a film documentary

Stage-diving from Mecca′s verandah

Malian band Alkibar Jr.

Album review: "Jamal" by Alkibar Jr.

Mali's musical resistance

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi in front of the Cultural Centre in Nabeul (photo: Julia Neumann)

Tunisian rapper Boutheina El Alouadi

Rapping against sexism and Salafists

Iranian singer Mamak Khadem (photo: Afshin Javadi/mamak-khadem.com)

Persian singer Mamak Khadem

Open to new influences

Syrian musician Raed Jazbeh (photo: Samih Amiri)

Refugees and music

Finding common ground

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (source: www.tamer.ag)

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh

The beauty of rebellion

Morgenland Festival 2016 in Osnabruck (photo: Andy Spyra)

Morgenland Festival Osnabruck 2016

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From the Balkans to the Levant

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

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

Scene from "Raving Iran"

"Raving Iran" - a film documentary

Agents provocateurs

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