Valeriya Nakshun and Franz Afraim Katzir of Sephardic Heritage in D.C. (SHIN-DC) talk to the Haim sisters about the Yemenite-Jewish musical phenomenon that is A-WA
Alexander Jusdanis investigates how champions of Morocco’s traditional gnaoua music are adapting their practices to stay fresh and keep up with current trends
REORIENT Editor Joobin Bekhrad opens up to Iranian-American rock and roller Salar Rajabnik about his writing, rock and roll, and his newly released book, Coming Down Again
It ain’t easy being Mehmet Erdem. Before a concert in Washington, D.C., Ezgi Üstündağ sat down with the singer to talk about his journey from small-town boy to big-city rocker.
Iain Akerman catches up with wonder woman Yasmine Hamdan before a gig in Dubai to get the skinny on her latest album, Al Jamilat (The Beautiful Ones)
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
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Who knows. What we do know for now is that we can’t get enough of Turkey’s Gaye Su Akyol and her latest album, Empire of Holograms.
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
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