Topic: Musical Worlds

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

Quraishi (photo: Evergreene Music)

Album review: "Mountain Melodies" by Quraishi

Keeping the voice of Afghanistan alive

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Handan Erek)

Portrait: the singer Cigdem Aslan

Songs of the outcasts

Aziza Brahim at the 15th Malaga Spanish Film Festival, in Malaga, Spain, 24 April 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Aziza Brahim's CD "Soutak"

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Music of beauty from a barren land

German pianist Davide Martello is surrounded by anti-government protesters as he performs in Istanbul's Taksim Square on 13 June 2013 (photo: Reuters)

Tahrir and Taksim – Part II

Soundtrack of two revolutions

Performance of Marc Sinan's "Dede Korkut" (photo: Thomas Aurin)

Interview with the composer Marc Sinan

A modern-day Bartók of Turkic music

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (centre) performing on stage with the Shahnaz Ensemble in Dubai in February 2011 (photo: AP)

Music and power in Iran

An instrument of propaganda and control

Bandista in concert at the SO36 in Berlin (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

The Turkish music collective Bandista

"Every resistance movement has its own voice"

Shahram Nazeri (source: MEHR)

Iranian musician Shahram Nazeri

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The Persian nightingale and the flowers of hope

Yasmine Hamdan (photo: Nadim Asfar)

Interview with Yasmine Hamdan

"I Am a Nomad"

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