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  • program June 6, 2015

    Two Tenors of Arabic Music Play Las Vegas

    In Las Vegas in the year 2000, two legends of Arabic art music performed an historic concert. Wadi’ Al-Safi was called “the pure voice of Lebanon” because for decades he had brought the folkloric songs of the Lebanese countryside to … 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 25, 2013

    El Mahdy Jr. Album Release

    The Spirit of Fucked Up Places. The jarring title of this album is totally fitting: the sonic adventures of El Mahdy Jr. are a spooky journey into an experimental soundscape which constantly hovers at the edges of violence and audio-cultural … Read more »

  • contest May 10, 2013

    Free Ticket Giveaway: Ghalia Benali

    This month, the FIAF hosts the fifth edition of their World Nomads program, an artistic investigation into transculturalism in the Francophone world. This year’s program focuses on Tunisia, a country that has become extremely artistically fertile in the two years since … Read more »

  • program August 15, 2012

    Mawazine the Magnificent

    MAWAZINE THE MAGNIFICENT A visit to the biggest music festival in Morocco, and one of the biggest in the world. The tenth edition of Mawazine, in May, 2011, offered 10 days of music on 9 stages, including over 1800 artists, … Read more »

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