Mevlevi dervishes

Whirl’d Music

October 20, 2014 | Simon Broughton

Songlines’ Editor-in-Chief, Simon Broughton, on the sights and sounds of the 11th edition of the Mystic Music Festival in Konya, Turkey, held in honour of Rumi

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Little Syria

Syrian Blues

October 13, 2014 | Ian Nagoski

Ian Nagoski delves into the musical history of New York City’s Middle Eastern community in the early 20th century and the story of one of its all-but-forgotten virtuosos

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Pallett

Mr. Violet

October 6, 2014 | Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi

Music, magic, and moustaches – Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi talks to Rouzbeh Esfandarmaz about the many colours of Iran’s Pallett

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The Narrow Frame of Midnight

The Narrow Frame of Midnight

October 1, 2014 | Joobin Bekhrad

With references to Walter Benjamin and Paul Klee, among others, Iraqi-Moroccan director Tala Hadid tells tales of hope and hopelessness in her feature-fiction debut film

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Babak Roshaninejad

Young Turks

September 23, 2014 | Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad talks to Dyala Nusseibeh about the forthcoming sights and spectacles of the second edition of Turkey’s newest art fair, ArtInternational

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