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  • blog January 15, 2014

    globalFEST 2014 in Photos

    We had a great time at this year’s globalFEST, enjoying about a month’s worth of outstanding concerts in the span of a couple of hours. Check a few photos of the night’s festivities taken by Afropop senior editor Banning Eyre- … Read more »

  • blog October 15, 2013

    Wadi‘ al-Safi Obituary

    Wadi‘ al-Safi, known as the “Voice of Lebanon,” has passed away at the age of 91 on October 11. Al-Safi, a singer, songwriter, oud player and actor was renowned in Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora, and the Arab world as a … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2013

    Fairuz in Brazil, 1961

    As we were launching our Hip Deep program Lebanon 2: Diasporas, we got a surprisingly on-point email.  Our friend in Beirut, Akram Rayess, sent us a track recorded by Fairuz (subject of our first Lebanon program) in Brazil, (primary location … Read more »

  • interview October 3, 2013

    Robert Moser: The Lebanese Diaspora in Brazil

    Robert Moser is an Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies at the University of Georgia. In recent years, he has teamed up with UCLA ethnomusicologist A.J. Racy in a study of the cultural legacy of the Lebanese diaspora in … Read more »

  • interview October 3, 2013

    A.J. Racy: The Lebanese Diaspora in Brazil and the U.S.

    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 »

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