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  • viv March 27, 2017

    Voices in Vinyl: Moroccan Musical Mosaics

    Driving through the desert felt almost like flying. The saffron-tinted sandscape, undulating with the slightest variation, made it feel like I was barely moving at all. The dry desert air parched my lips to a tight chap, snapping my speech…and … Read more »

  • blog November 21, 2013

    Complete Lebanon Series Now Online!

    Afropop Worldwide’s groundbreaking 3 part “Hip Deep Lebanon” series is now online! Building from our previous exploration of Egyptian music, Hip Deep Lebanon is a detailed exploration of this vital middle eastern nation’s musical culture, encompassing it’s past, it’s present, … 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

    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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