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  • interview July 16, 2015

    Bodega City: Gary Sullivan on Music in New York

    In preparation for the new Afropop broadcast, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” producer Jesse Brent invited Bodega Pop blog founder Gary Sullivan to the APWW headquarters, where they talked about Gary’s favorite bodegas around New York City. Sullivan is a poet who … Read more »

  • interview March 29, 2013

    Virginia Danielson on Umm Kulthum

    Virginia Danielson is author of “The Voice of : Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century” (University of Chicago Press. 1997).  I met her in her office on June 1, 2005, at the Edna Kuhn Loeb Music … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 14, 2012

    Egypt 2: Cairo – Hollywood of the Middle East

    By the mid 20th century, Cairo had become the unrivaled center for music and film production in the Middle East. Producers, writers, composers, actors, musicians, star singers, and creators of every stripe flocked here to take part in the city’s … Read more »

  • feature May 14, 2012

    Featured Artists: Cairo, Hollywood of the Middle East

    STARRING: Umm Kulthum Farid el Atrache Mohamed Abdel Wahab (from Al-Warda Al-Bayda (White Rose), 1933) Abdel Halim Hafez Moody El Emam Ahmed Adaweyya Mohamed Mounir Asmahan Abdou Dagher

  • blog December 5, 2011

    Discography: Tarab: the Art of Ecstasy in Arab Music

    Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s Tarab: the Art of Ecstasy in Arab Music: Various artists “Le Luth Des Virtuoses” (Duniaphon 1996, Virgin France 2001) Sabah Fakhri “Au Palais Des Congres-1978” (Club du Disque Arabe 1995) … Read more »

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