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  • blog November 21, 2013

    Complete Lebanon Series Now Online!

    Afropop Worldwide’s groundbreaking 3 part “Hip Deep Lebanon” series is now online! Building from our previous exploration of Egyptian music, Hip Deep Lebanon is a detailed exploration of this vital middle eastern nation’s musical culture, encompassing it’s past, it’s present, … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2013

    Fairuz in Brazil, 1961

    As we were launching our Hip Deep program Lebanon 2: Diasporas, we got a surprisingly on-point email.  Our friend in Beirut, Akram Rayess, sent us a track recorded by Fairuz (subject of our first Lebanon program) in Brazil, (primary location … Read more »

  • interview October 3, 2013

    A.J. Racy: The Lebanese Diaspora in Brazil and the U.S.

    A.J. Racy is a professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA, and a distinguished performer and composer. He is the author of “Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab” (Cambridge University Press, 2003).  He is also, in … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 3, 2013

    Lebanon 2: Diasporas

    As the Ottoman Empire waned in the late 19th century, there was scarcity, economic stress, and political oppression in Lebanon. The once lucrative silk industry died. Factories closed. Families in search of better lives emigrated, or sent children abroad. Today, … Read more »

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