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  • review April 8, 2014

    Ya Nass

    Yasmine Hamdan’s music has never been tied down by time or place. Soapkills, the band she led with her then-husband, built from the blueprint of American and British alternative music of the ’90s to create a unique style that was well … Read more »

  • blog September 5, 2013

    Hip Deep Lebanon 1 Special Feature: Zaki Nassif and Sabah

    This special feature is a supplement to the Afropop Worldwide program, “Lebanon 1: Fairuz, A Woman for All Seasons.” The feature introduces two important contemporaries of Fairuz and the Rahbani brothers, namely composer Zaki Nassif and legendary singer Sabah. The … Read more »

  • interview March 29, 2013

    Virginia Danielson on Umm Kulthum

    Virginia Danielson is author of “The Voice of : Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century” (University of Chicago Press. 1997).  I met her in her office on June 1, 2005, at the Edna Kuhn Loeb Music … Read more »

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