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  • program January 7, 2015

    globalFEST 2012

    Every year in the dead of winter, the much-anticipated world music extravaganza globalFEST lights up New York City. In anticipation of the 2015 edition, we are encoring a show from one of our favorite years. We’ll hear the samba sensation … Read more »

  • blog September 18, 2014

    Guest Mix: For the Love of Djazaïr!

    Our recently aired program “The Story of Rai” presented the history of genre born and raised in the Algerian city of Oran. But Oran has more to its musical history than just rai. This guest mix, primarily drawn from the … Read more »

  • review June 2, 2010

    Levantine Indulgence

    In Damascus, the call to prayer emanating from urban mosques is particularly melodious.  Perhaps it has to do with Syria’s rich musical history.  The country was both a source for early Arabic art music, and a destination for its later … Read more »

  • program February 17, 2003

    Journeys with the Oud

    The oud is the ancestor of many modern string instruments, including the lute and the guitar. Its origins may lie in Persia or Mesopotamia, but now, it is played all over the world, used in spiritual and secular music, in … Read more »

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