Topic: Musical worlds

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

Deceased Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian (photo: Tasnim)

Obituary: Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The voice of the poets

Janto Djassi (photo: Kaaha Farah)

Groupe RTD

Energy and rhythm from Djibouti to the world

Naima Shalhoub (photo: Tarik Kazaleh)

Album review: Naima Shalhoub's "Siphr"

Juxtaposing harsh realities with bright hope

Groupe RTD (photo: Janto Djassi)

Album review: Groupe RTD's "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti"

Foot-tapping fusion

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

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

Helin Bolek, singer with the Turkish group "Grup Yorum", on hunger strike (photo: Fosem)

Death of Grup Yorum singer Helin Bolek

Against the death cult

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

"Masaa"

A fence turns to water

Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor (photo: namaya.ir)

Portrait of Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor

Cultural emissary and grand master of the kamancheh

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

A fresco by Lebanese-Egyptian artist Bahia Shebab on the Greek island of Kefalonia (photo: Bahia Shebab/DW)

Berlin's "A New Divan"

Goethe's enduring vision of cultural dialogue

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

British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed

Diving for pearls

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