Ipek Ipekcioglum aka DJ Ipek (image: Melis Oezdil)

Eklektik BerlinIstan meets Anatolian folk

DJ Ipek's space-time continuum in sound

MENA project (image: MENA Project)

Middle Eastern and North African art in Europe

MENA Art Gallery – haven for Arab art

Algerian author Said Khatibi (image: private)

Algeria – wasteland for Arabic literature

Big Brother is watching you

Portugal: Campus project in Braga. Rehearsals for the grand finale at the Campus Concert of the Beethovenfest in Bonn (image: Madmo Springer)

Germany's Beethovenfest

Afghan and Iranian musicians join forces

American vocalist and songwriter Galeet Dardashti (image: Galeet Dardashti)

Galeet Dardashti's "Monajat"

Dedicated to Muslims and Jews everywhere

The West-East Divan Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said (image: Peter Adamik)

Edward W. Said Days in Berlin

Music – facilitator of intercultural dialogue

Still from Fyzal Boulifa's "The Damned Don't Cry" (copyright: Vixens)

"The Damned Don't Cry"

Moroccan melodrama without the tears

Famous Turkish pop singer Melek Mosso has also been affected by hostility and concert cancellations (image: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images)

Music festivals in Turkey

Only "halal" festivals acceptable?

The Accademia del Piacere (image: Accademia del Piacere)

Arab-Andalucian music

Musical "Romances" between Muslims and Christians

Palestinian Bedouin author Sheikha Helawy (image: the author's official website)

'They Fell Like Stars from the Sky'

Sheikha Helawy's joyous, rebellious passions

Latif Al Ani is one of Iraq‘s most famous photographers (image: Las Belgas)

"Iraq's Invisible Beauty"

Pictures, not words

The Goethe Institute promotes young artists in Beirut — here, a performance as part of the "ArtEvolution" programme (image: Elie Bekhazi/Goethe-Institut)

Lebanon explosion 3 years on

Rebuilding Beirut's cultural life

A protester holds a Syrian flag (image: dapd)

The last Syrian

Dreaming of freedom

Members of the Nile Project (source:

Interlacing cultures

Music of the Nile

 Men perform a traditional dance during the Sebeiba Festival, a yearly celebration of Tuareg culture, in the oasis town of Djanet in southeastern Algeria, on 29 July 2023 (image: AFP)

Berber ritual survives millennia

Tuareg flock to Algerian desert oasis for ancient festival

"Chevalier Noir"/"A Tale from Shemroon" film poster (source: Real fiction filme)

Iranian cinema: "A Tale from Shemroon"

King of the night

Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens alias Yussuf Islam (image: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Brandt)

Cat Stevens aka Yusuf turns 75

One man, two lives

David Ben Gurion (standing) proclaims the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 (photo: AFP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Israeli documentary "1948 – Remember, Remember Not"

The perspectives of others