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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 »

  • interview September 4, 2013

    Hip Deep Interview: A.J. Racy on Lebanon, Fairuz and the Rahbanis

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • program April 4, 2013


    Afropop is celebrating 25 years on public radio! With some of our favorite live concert recordings made over the years in Zanzibar, Morocco and New York City. We’ll travel to Stone Town for the Sauti za Busara Festival as well … Read more »

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