Topic: Arab music

Algerian musician Abderrahmane Abdelli (photo: private; source: ARC Music)

Abderrahmane Abdelli's "Songs of Exile"

Yearning for home

Traffic at a Cairo intersection (source: YouTube screenshot)

Ziad Fahmy's "Street Sounds"

Egypt, and the "great clamour" of urban life

Author and historian Raphael Cormack at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival (photo: photoshot/picture-alliance)

Interview with Raphael Cormack, author of "Midnight in Cairo"

From dust to glory – the divas of Egypt’s roaring 20s

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali (photo: courtesy of Malek Jandali)

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali

"Music has the magical power to transcend all barriers"

Lebanese singer Fairuz (photo: Jospeh Eid /AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese singer Fairuz

The "grande dame" of Arab music turns 85

Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Album review: Emel Mathlouthi's "The Tunis Diaries"

Beauty born of lockdown

Matthias Wagner, founder and director of the Oriental Summer Academy (photo: Dorothee Philipp)

On the death of Matthias Wagner, founder of the Oriental Summer Academy

Mecca of Arab music in south-western Germany

Naima Shalhoub (photo: Tarik Kazaleh)

Album review: Naima Shalhoub's "Siphr"

Juxtaposing harsh realities with bright hope

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

The members of Masaa (source: masaa-music,de)

"Masaa"

A fence turns to water

Mosul Light Orchestra gives a recital in Erbil (photo: Goethe-Institut/Samyan Shaboy)

Overcoming cultural divisions

"Iraq is full of inspiring stories"

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith (source: Bella Union)

Album review: Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – "Mummer Love"

Harar awakening

British Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed (photo: yazzahmed.com)

British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed

Diving for pearls

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