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  • blog October 31, 2016

    On the Scene in Casablanca

    Currently, cities throughout Morocco are filled with protesters. These are the largest and most widespread protests in Morocco since the February 20 movement, which coincided with the Arab Spring that spread throughout North African and the Middle East in 2011. … Read more »

  • 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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