All posts filed under “Music

Pashto Pop

Pirate Modernity

Perwana Nazif talks to Timothy P.A. Cooper and Abeera Arif Bashir of London’s Pirate Modernity radio programme about their search for some of Afghanistan’s funkiest sounds on tape

Islam Chipsy

High Voltage

Nicolas Gilles, a Frenchman living and working in Cairo, looks at the Egyptian musical phenomenon that is ‘electro-chaabi‘ and contrasts its trajectory with that of hip-hop in France

Asli Dogan

Dancing in the Street

Ezgi Üstündağ talks to Aslı Doğan and Richard Laniepce of the Turkish group Kolektif Istanbul about their infectious blend of göbek atmak and making it big in the city

Qais Essar

Raag and Roll

Joobin Bekhrad chats with Afghan musician Qais Essar about his latest album, Tavern of Ruin, and how he’s been giving the music of the robab a contemporary kick

Firas Abou Fakher

Here Comes the Night

Paola Messina and Mashrou’ Leila multi-instrumentalist Firas Abou Fakher spend some quiet time together, discussing space, silence, and the band’s latest album