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  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • blog September 18, 2012

    Feminine metal from Egypt: New video from Massive Scar Era

    The moment Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February, 2011, singer and bandleader Sherine Amr stopped going to Tahrir Square. Over a year of protests and demonstrations since then have not impressed the leader of Egypt’s only woman-led metal band, Massive … Read more »

  • interview February 7, 2012

    Mark LeVine on Music and the Egyptian Revolution

    Mark LeVine is a professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of California, Irvine, and at Lunde University in Sweden. He has also been a musician for 25 years. For the past 15 years, he has traveled around the … Read more »

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