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  • interview September 5, 2013

    Hip Deep Interview: Kenneth Habib on Fairuz, A Woman for All Seasons

    Kenneth Habib is an Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, and Music History at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He wrote his PhD dissertation on Fairuz, the preeminent singer of Lebanon, and the Rahbani family of … Read more »

  • blog June 20, 2013

    Lebanon Journal 2: Ziad Rahbani

    In Lebanon, the name Rahbani carries weight.  Like Marsalis in New Orleans. Or Bach in 18th century Germany.  The Rahbani family of composers established their iconic status in the second half of the 20th century, when brothers Mansour and Assi … Read more »

  • blog June 18, 2013

    Lebanon Journal: First days in Beirut

    The remarkable thing about Beirut in the early summer of 2013 is how normal it seems. The tension one would expect reading international news headlines about the ever encroaching conflict in Syria would lead one to expect high tension, near … Read more »

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