Topic: Musical worlds

Cover of the album "This Pale" (source: Lycopad Records)

"This Pale" – Rumi set to music

A celebration of the complexity of love

Sitar player Hindol Deb (photo: Hindol Deb 2021)

Album review: Hindol Deb's "Essence of duality"

Beyond the exotic – for a new East-West dialogue

"Female Voice of Afghanistan" streaming festival poster (photo: Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin)

"Female Voice of Afghanistan" streaming festival

Afghan women raise their voices against trauma

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

Abderrahmane Abdelli's "Songs of Exile"

Yearning for home

Cover of Boubacar "Badian" Diabate's "Mande Guitar: African Guitar Series Vol 1"(source: Lion Songs Records)

Boubacar "Badian" Diabate's "Mande Guitar: African Guitar Series Vol 1"

Acoustic guitar played with passion and joy

Kamancheh virtuoso Misagh Joolaee (YouTube screenshot)

Album review: Misagh Joolaee's "Unknown Nearness"

Silent yearnings

Mali musician Anansy Cisse (source: Facebook)

Album review: Anansy Cisse's "Anoura"

A joyful tonic for the pandemic-weary

Qawwali performance at a Sufi festival in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Sufi musik: Qawwali ensemble "Fanna-fi-Allah"

Searching for God's love

Art historian Wendy Shaw (photo: Bernd Wannenmacher)

"What is Islamic art?" with art historian Wendy Shaw

What is art, when the primary sensory organ is the heart?

Screenshot from a video by Laxmi Dubey  (source: YouTube/Laxmi Dubey/Screenshot)

Hindu nationalism in India

India's hate-filled "saffron pop"

Kurdish singer Aynur Dogan performing live on stage in Cologne, Germany, June 2014 (photo: Raimond Spekking/ CC BY-Sa 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons))

Album review: Aynur Dogan’s "Hedur"

Finding solace in the sounds of home

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

Lebanese singer Fairuz

The "grande dame" of Arab music turns 85

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